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Geek

Informal and somewhat derogatory; a new hire at a Wall Street trading firm. The term was popularized by the book Liar's Poker, which describes the author's experience as a bond trader on Wall Street in the 1980s.
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Currently only 17% of the UK technology workforce is female and Liverpool Girl Geeks is on a mission to address this gender gap and encourage more women into the technology sector and digital careers.
Girl Geek Dinners were founded four years ago as a result of a London developer, Sarah Blow, who was fed up of being one of the only females attending technical events and was tired of constantly having to prove herself in a room full of men.
But the respondents' optimism and acknowledgment that they are receiving recognition for their intelligence and abilities proves that it's good to be a girl geek.
Girl Geek Dinners in Scotland look likely to go from strength to strength.
Luckily for the Cardiff Girl Geeks, they've launched their computer group while the geek is still enjoying something of a moment.
KEY MEETINGS Mia Chapman, left, founder of Durham Girl Geek Dinner, with event host Kim Inglis,
If the workplace can't adjust to accommodate girl geeks, then more of them need to start becoming entrepreneurs, start their own companies, correct the workplace imbalance and nurture the professional culture they want by leading with example.
GIRL GEEKS | FANGIRLS | FEMINISM | COMMUNITY | FANDOM
Mia Chapman, director of Girl Geeks Limited and an MBA student at Newcastle University Business School, set up the programme after being approached by Prof Aad van Moorsel, the university's Head of computing science, last year.
Mia Chapman, founder of business networking organisation Girl Geeks North East
She teaches older pupils how to code during her school lunch breaks and with the Manchester Girl Geeks.