This Woman is Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Engineers
How do we motivate more young women to follow engineering careers? Debbie Sterling has some impressive ideas which she shares in this funny and inspiration TEDxTalks presentation.
Debbies is an engineer and the founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company that aims to inspire young girls to become future engineers.
"GoldieBlox is a book series+construction set that engages kids to build through the story of Goldie, the girl inventor who solves problems by building simple machines. Debbie writes and illustrates Goldie's stories, taking inspiration from her grandmother, one of the first female cartoonists and creator of ""Mr. Magoo."" Her company, launched in 2012, raised over $285,000 in 30 days through Kickstarter, and has been featured in numerous publications such as The Atlantic and Forbes," reads TEDxTalks' description.
"Debbie's inspiration to create a mission-driven company came in 2008, when she spent 6 months volunteering at a grassroots nonprofit in rural India. She created a viral fundraising campaign called ""I Want a Goat,"" raising over $30,000 for economic and educational development in the region. This experience helped pave the way to finding her true passion: inspiring the next generation of female engineers," continues the description.
But this is just part of Debbie's truly inspirational story. If you want to know the rest, you have to watch the video.