Using Play to Get More Girls Into Engineering


SheGives loves all things STEM for girls (and other underrepresented populations), so imagine how excited we were to see this commercial for toy company GoldieBlox that develops interactive games and books to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers”.  CEO Debbie Sterling was featured in this recent Slate article, discussing the disheartening lack of women and girls in STEM programs and careers as the inspiration to launch GoldieBlox.  The company strives to “create toys for future engineers” and this commercial highlights how much fun girls can have while learning STEM skills.

We at SheGives agree with GoldieBlox, which is why we support both Science Club for Girls and the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Adventures program. And not just for girls, but also for other underrepresented communities.  The world is in dire need of engineers, scientists and problem-solvers, and SheGives is hell-bent on doing our part to ensure that all children have opportunities to engage in learning activities that develop these critical skills.  Like GoldiBlox, both programs introduce children who are underrepresented to STEM fields through fun activities that build both skill level and confidence, developing a future generation of STEM leaders.   Find more on Science Club for Girls here, and the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Adventures program, here.  SheGives is proud to have them on our slate.  To learn more about GoldieBlox, go here.

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