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Inspiring the next generation of female engineers--Debbie Sterling--TED(英文字幕)

Inspiring the next generation of female engineers--Debbie Sterling--TED(英文字幕)
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Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Engineers

Educational and Inspirational message to increase the under-representation of women in the STEM fields.

I have a dream that young women will aspire to be scientists and engineers developing the next technological innovations that move our world forward.

I decided to make that dream a reality by educating young women on careers in engineering and sharing my journey to success on becoming an engineer.

This talk was given at Akron University Inquire! Innovate! Invent! Event hosted by the Women in Engineering Program.

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Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.
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.
Prior to founding GoldieBlox, Debbie served as the Marketing Director of Lori Bonn, a national jewelry company. For the past 7 years, she has also served as a brand strategy consultant for a wide variety of organizations including Microsoft, T-Mobile, Organic Valley and the New York Knicks.
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.
Debbie completed her degree in engineering at Stanford (Product Design, '05) and currently lives with her husband in San Francisco.

Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO, GoldieBlox at the 2014 Texas Conference for Women

When you take a risk and stick with it, you learn that you can be invincible. Keynote Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox addressed a crowd of almost 6,000 at the 15th annual Texas Conference for Women on Nov. 13, 2014 at the Austin Convention Center.

Debbie Sterling is the founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award-winning toy company on a mission to “disrupt the pink aisle” with interactive construction toys and stories for girls. Sterling is an engineer, spokesperson and one of the leaders of the movement toward getting girls interested in engineering and technology. Sterling was named TIME’s“Person of the Moment”and one of Business Insider’s “30 Women Who Are Changing the World.” GoldieBlox was named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies”by FastCompany, “Educational Toy of the Year”by the Toy Industry Association, and became the first ever small business to win a free commercial during the Super Bowl. Sterling has made it her life’s mission to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math. She earned her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005.

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Debbie Sterling - Creator of Goldieblox @TheFeast 2013

GoldieBlox is a toy company that started with a passion about how to inspire the next generation of female engineers. Only 11% of engineers in USA are women. Engineers are incredibly important, and most of them are male despite the fact that half of our population is female.

Debbie Sterling talks about her path to getting a GoldieBlox that launched year ago. Debbie found her love when she started as a freshman at Stanford University, and she was one among few women in her first mechanical engineering class. She realized that engineering is all about learning how stuff works and how to invent things. Her passion hooked to her brain when she started idea bench with her friends to share ideas. Debbie started thinking about developing toys to generate interest of girls in the field of engineering.
Many people laughed at her idea during the initial days but, she did not give up so and attended social entrepreneurship conference to share the view. With the help of few who wanted to help her, she came up with a prototype for kids, and we found that it was indeed appealing to girls. After realizing that girls love stories, Debbie Sterling started writing stories about Goldie the girl engineer who went on adventures to solve problems by building simple machines. Less than a year, GoldieBlox is now available at TOYS R US and has been a best selling product on Amazon. They are making new stories and products regularly.

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Inspiring the next generation

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Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, shares her evolution from lonely inventor to inspiring entrepreneur with a vision to give young girls the confidence to become engineers through hands-on play. Sterling talks about overcoming gender stereotypes and her own fears, as well as the entrepreneurial challenges of embracing failure and succeeding despite scant resources.

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School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE)
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Top 10 Women in STEM Fields TED Talks // Best STEM TED talks

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These are the best STEM TED talks, female engineer TED talk, women in STEM fields ted talk, etc. I completely forgot to mention #7 in the video but I added it to the list below.

The Pinterest board with all of my favourite TED talks:

Links to my top 10 STEM TED Talks:

1. Inspiring the next generation of female engineers | Debbie Sterling | TEDxPSU

2. Engineering - Where are the girls and why aren't they here?: Dr. Jenna Carpenter at TEDxMonroe

3. 3 lessons on success from an Arab businesswoman | Leila Hoteit

4. Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

5. Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all have it all?

6. Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

7. Dare to Educate Afghan Girls | Shabana Basij-Rasikh | TED Talks

8. We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston

9. The Future of STEM Depends on Diversity | Nicole Cabrera Salazar | TEDxGeorgiaStateU

10. I don't do Math | Emily Calandrelli | TEDxOregonStateU


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