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GoldieBlox Engineering Toys for Girls

GoldieBlox Engineering Toys for Girls

Dec 9, 2013

At GoldieBlox, their goal is to get girls building to help level the playing field in every sense of the phrase. By tapping into girls’ strong verbal skills with a book series+construction set that engages kids and bolsters confidence in spatial skills while giving young inventors the tools they need to build and create amazing things.

Debbie Sterling is the founder and CEO of GoldieBlox. Growing up in a small town in Rhode Island, she never knew what engineering was until her high school math teacher suggested she pursue it as a college major. She couldn’t figure out why her math teacher thought she should be a train conductor! Nevertheless, she gave engineering a try during her freshman year at Stanford. Four years later, she graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering / Product Design. Bothered by how few women there were in her program, Debbie became obsessed with the notion of “disrupting the pink aisle” with a toy that would introduce girls to the joy of engineering at a young age.

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