My new favorite leader is Debbie Sterling. She created Goldie Blox™, an award-winning engineering toy for girls that combines a girl’s natural love of storytelling with a construction set.
As one of a very small number of females in engineering school, Debbie Sterling realized how hard it was to not fit in. And she decided to create a different future so that our daughters do not have the same experience that we did when they get to college.
I love how Ms. Sterling dealt with adversity:
- She didn’t give up when engineering school was tough, and instead worked even harder to earn her degree.
- She approached toy companies when her idea wasn’t accepted by a tech accelerator.
- When toy companies refused to see her vision, she created a Kickstarter campaign and got her own funding to make Goldie Blox™ a reality.
I can tell you what my daughter is getting this Christmas!