GoldieBlox is also a story about a young female entrepreneur building her dreams in a male dominated field. After all, only 3 out of every 100 tech startups are led by women.
Debbie Sterling, founder, creative genius, and “Chief Officer of Fun” at GoldieBlox is helping to shift that ratio. “I only knew engineering even existed because my math teacher from high school said I should explore it,” she recounts. “I’m creating a toy company that teaches little girls what engineering is, making it fun and accessible the way Lego and Erector sets have done for boys for over 100 years. I’m making sure that girls don’t have to rely on a serendipitous comment from a teacher to realize their passion for engineering.”