If you haven’t heard of GoldieBlox, you need to – especially if you have daughters that you want to help teach about the wonders and awesomeness of engineering and math; daughters you want to see learn to embrace their inner geek and be empowered to do whatever they set their minds to.
That’s what GoldieBlox is all about!
According to the folks at GoldieBlox, part of the problem for why we have so few women engineers is because from a young age, girls aren’t given toys that encourage those skills or ideas. Instead, girls are given barbies and dolls and play-dress-up.
But what if you gave young girls a toy that taught them how to use their minds to build amazing things? What if we could start them young learning to develop spatial skills and engineer something of their own invention?
Only 13% of total engineers worldwide are women. Fewer than 3 in 10 graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women.
Let’s change that!
Let’s do like GoldieBlox and believe in girls who want to learn these skills. Let’s give them the choice to be more than society has taught them to be. Let’s put the future in their hands.
I mean, think about it. If more little girls could learn to build something like this, imagine how cool that would be for the whole world!
Now those are some little Tough Cookies!