Whether fixing, hacking or redesigning things, moms have a knack for finding solutions and achieving feats of greatness on the daily. Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re teaming up with GE to highlight innovative tech tools perfect for moms who like to problem solve and hack everyday life. We want these tools to help our Moms unleash her inner engineer so she can build her everyday creations stronger, faster, and smarter.
Read on to see what all the fuss is about — and to see how to get two FREE electronics and coding classes courtesy of Brit + Co, GE and Girl Develop It.
While some people know GE as a company that makes light bulbs and washing machines, the GE we know is an advanced engineering company that makes jet engines, wind turbines, power systems, and next-generation healthcare equipment — also known as badass products and technologies that are actually changing the world. Hence why we’ve partnered with them to inspire the next generation of engineers and encourage STEM skills for both men and women.
Innovations in new materials, design processes, production techniques and data analysis are transforming what the world can make and how we make it. With companies like GE leading the way, now, more than ever, it’s important to encourage our future engineers to be part of this great transformation and find solutions to the world’s toughest problems.
Throughout this series with GE, we’ll be telling the stories of some seriously badass female engineers, sharing life hacks and blowing your mind with gadgets that already exist and technologies that are soon to come. As you get to know these women, you’ll see that you too can invent and make technologies that could change the world, even in your everyday life.
You can keep your eye on all of this good stuff by bookmarking the brand new Brit x GE page in your browser.
One important component of this partnership is a brand new collection called The Maker Shop. Curated in collaboration with GE, this collection brings together innovative products that will inspire women to hack their everyday lives. Through encouraging women to think of products in new ways, we’ve designed this collection to spark creativity and invention. After all, we’re in an era where what it means to hack, make and build is constantly being redefined. It’s up to all of us to go forth and make badass sh*t! :)
The next piece of the puzzle is education. GE and Brit + Co are also offering two amazing FREE (!) classes in collaboration with this very special collection. With every purchase, you’ll receive a code to redeem our LED Electronics 101 E-Class (taught by our founder, Brit Morin) for FREE! To redeem your free LED Electronics class, look for an email from Brit + Co shortly after you make your purchase — everything you need to to know will be in your inbox!
We’ve also teamed up with Girl Develop It to gift you $100 towards a coding or tech class as well. The Girl Develop It classes are in person, and available in 50 cities across the country — so it should be no prob to find one close to you! How awesome is that? To redeem this class, simply register here using the code GDI4Moms. (Note: The Girl Develop It class offer is only available to the first 150 customers who redeem their gift code. So, don’t delay!!)
And for the women out there on the hunt for inspiration, stay tuned!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing eight inspiring stories of women who’ve gone against the grain in order to change the world, one innovation at a time. From the inventor of a hand-held sous vide to a woman who builds crazy complicated light panels at GE, to the founder of Goldieblox, we’ve got a ton to learn from these brilliant women. We can’t wait to share their stories with all of you.
With inspiring stories, inventive products and free tech classes, we’re arming YOU with the tools to innovate. We know you’ve got an inner engineer just waiting to be tapped into. Let’s change the world.
We want to hear from you, too! Use hashtag #MyMomMakes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and tag @britandco and @generalelectric to share your stories.
This post is a collaboration with GE.