#GirlCrush: 4 Badass Female Engineers We Want to Be When We Grow Up
You know when you meet, read about or Insta-stalk someone and you straight up want to be their best friend? Maybe they post beautiful photos, maybe they do inspirational work or maybe they just seem so darn smart that you know you could learn a thing or two from them. Well, we’re here today to introduce you to a quartet of super inspiring ladies, who are all making a different in the world as scientists and engineers. This is yet another component of our weeklong series with GE, devoted to celebrating the moms, aunts, sisters and friends among us who love to hack and innovate.
For today’s inspiration, we’re excited to share the stories of four female engineers, from General Electric to GoldieBlox. Read on and prepare to get inspired.
JENNIFER COYNE // SYSTEMS ENGINEER AT GE
Based in Erie, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Coyne is one seriously smart cookie. For her, the urge to constantly innovate and improve the world around her is something she was born with.
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Next up, we asked Debbie Sterling, the founder of GoldieBlox, how she got her start. In case you’re not familiar, GoldieBlox is a unique story and construction set that aims to engage young girls and get them creating amazing things. In short, it’s setting them up to be the future engineers and the innovators of our world. Each set follows Goldie, a girl-inventor with a knack for problem-solving, in a new adventure that inspires a building project. Girls ages four to nine will love the beautifully illustrated stories and the versatile building sets, which come with several design ideas.
DEBBIE STERLING // FOUNDER OF GOLDIEBLOX
Next, we’ll hear from Johanna Shaw, an Electrical Engineer at GE in Clearwater, Florida. Read on to see how a budding pediatrician turned into an electrical engineer, thanks to a broken set of Christmas lights!