- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5717 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publisher: Lady Geek (30 Sept. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009K8BKUM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #373,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Little Miss Geek: Bridging The Gap Between Girls And Technology Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Belinda's book should be a must-read in schools, businesses and councils up and down the country. All girls who love their mobiles and social media should be reading this to inspire them to become more involved in what is a fascinating and dynamic industry. If you've ever wondered why you meet so few girl geeks this book will answer some of those questions.
The book is beautifully presented in short easy to digest chapters packed with plenty of geeky stats, quirky infographics, fun illustrations and vitally - SOLUTIONS!!
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Having worked in the industry for 20 years before re-training I know it's a very male dominated world but I didn't think that was the only issue and Belinda Parmer's book clarifies the elements that are lacking in our teaching and recruitment of both young women and returners. I will use the book as a reference going forward and recommend it to anyone teaching STEM subjects in Secondary School.
Female consumers represent a financial opportunity greater than the GDP of China and India combined. Bllions of consumer electronics products, namely mobile phones, will be sold over the coming years and making those products appealing to female purchasers will matter to many companies. One important way to influence that these poducts are appealing is to ensure females are involved in the product creation and delivery processes.
Belinda's book gives a very clear outline of the issues we face in ensuring more females choose a career in technology, outlining ways in which educational institutions can rethink their approach to technology education, as well as a practical outline of how companies can start to creat an appealing work environment for female employees and retain them over the long term. No doubt the issues faced are broad and complex but this book is unique in that it attempts to simplify the issues and give practical solutions to get started on solving this very real problem.
Belinda raises many questions, suggesting practical solutions for bridging this gender gap between girls and technology. Perhaps the most practical place to start is in schools with a complete rebrand of the tech industry's image. From here the doors will open for girls to get involved in all levels of technology development, production and marketing, changing the way they are spoken to.
Technology continues to develop and influence our daily lives, so unless something is done now this rapidly developing industry will leave females behind. Belinda has made the first major strides in a shift of attitude and has done so very effectively. The issues seem so obvious once laid out in front of you and the solutions seem very attainable by the end of the book.
The countless visual aids and short, digestible chapters are full of facts and figures that make it a real pleasure to read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although I didn't get on well with the style of the book and felt that it was a little verbose and repetitive in places, also the images did nothing for me, especially on a kindle,... Read morePublished on 10 July 2013 by Mr. Paul J. Grenyer
my daughter (thats who it was bought for) loved it- very informative. She has just finished a degree in computing & is passionate about women in ITPublished on 12 Jun. 2013 by Lesley Rosemary Morris
Very helpful in researching this topic for my PGCE course. Some very shocking facts which are told in this book.Published on 27 Dec. 2012 by Sophie
I am a woman working in the technology industry and the topic of this book is important to me. Working in a male-dominated environment I really want to encourage girls to get into... Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2012 by Isla
An interesting read from a company at the forefront of their field. This book gives insight into how the male dominated technology market excludes a large percentage of the... Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2012 by Ulysses
About time too! This is a groundbreaking book and essential for all to read. It has been brilliantly put together in a fun and informative way. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2012 by rose