Debbie Sterling

Debbie Sterling

CEO, GoldieBlox, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
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  • Kylie, Aspen asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Ms.Sterling, Throughout your journey to become a female engineer, what struggles did you have? Did male engineers ever doubt you because of your gender? How did this effect you to push forward to fulfill your dream? I really appreciate your mission to empower young female scientists and engineers. Thank you!
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  • Eilean, Ruth and the two Rebecca's, WKGS Engineering Team asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:47 AM

    Hi Debbie, We are pupils from West Kirby Grammar School in the UK. For a project in our school we have to create a display about women in engineering. Our main aim is to inspire the girls at our school to consider a career in engineering and in STEM areas. We would be very grateful if you could answer a few questions for us that give us a bit more of an insight into the world of engineering for women. The first question is what is it like to work in a male dominated industry do you have to ...
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  • Olivia, London asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Friday, July 1, 2016 at 4:51 AM

    Hi Debbie! I've just finished my first year as an Undergraduate Civil Engineer at Imperial College London. Watching your TED talk a few years ago made you one of a long list of women who inspired me to go into STEM. It was brought to my attention recently that most maths and science based children's toys are predominantly aimed at boys, if not gender neutral. I want to design a set of products that are aimed deliberately at young girls and helping them to explore science. Naturally this ...
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  • Faisal asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:28 AM

    Hi Debbie I'm so glad that you reached this amount of success and I'm glad that I saw your video cause it does really gave me a not giving up attitude and told me to keep it up .. I'm a first year student in industrial engineering and unfortunately it isn't going well until now but I'm not planing to give up and I will do something to make me better then make my family and the whole world better just as you do or better .. Thank you EngineerGirl
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  • Sampada, Mumbai asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 5:42 AM

    Hi Debbie, Its my pleasure to know about you and your work. I am truly thrilled. By way of introduction, my name is Sampada and I am from Mumbai, India. I work with IBM India in sales. As you are aware, we have this gender gap issue in India/ SA on higher level and the causes are beyond family encouragement and lot to do with social upbringing or structure. Education is a key element in India and people are indeed aware of its importance. I would like to contribute back to my society in ...
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  • Grace, Lacombe asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Hi Debbie! You are very inspirational and I love the product that you have designed. I am going to college next year and I am going to be majoring in engineering. I've always known I wanted to be an engineer. I am torn between Civil engineering and Mechanical engineering. I love math and doing hands on things. I also like creating and solving things. What drew you to civil engineering? Do you have any suggestion on what to do?
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  • Deanna asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Hi Debbie, I am a high school senior and I recently watched your ted talk video. I found it truly inspiring and enlightening. Engineering has been in the back of my mind as a potential major since I began applying to colleges, but I was always intimidated by the idea of being one of the few girls in the major and career. Your video opened up a new perspective on women in the engineering field. I have an affinity for math and science, but I am worried the field isn't right for me. What does it ...
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  • Jenna, Champlin asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Dear Debbie, I watched your video online and it really inspired me. When you were in college, were you worried that you were not going to do something that you wanted to do in terms of choosing your career? Like did you ever not like being there and did you ever doubt your teacher? From, Jenna
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  • Nancy, Henrico, VA asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    Firstly, YEAH to what you are doing to encourage girls to follow a "non-traditional" career path. I worked very hard to raise my daughter, Jessica, to follow her heart and not worry about what others said was acceptable for a "girl". Some back story to qualify my question. When Jessica was seven and diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome I was devastated. But I educated myself in order to be an advocate for her. She decided pretty quickly that it was an asset not a liability! We went with that ...
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  • Callie, Columbia College asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Hi Debbie! My name is Callie and I'm an education major at Columbia College, an all girls school. I'm writing a speech on you and your accomplishments. What advice do you have for the class of 2018 in regards to being a woman in engineering and business?
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  • Lisa, Westlake Village, CA asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Hello Debbie, I have a 9 year old daughter who has had an idea for a creation for quite sometime. She continuously asks me how she can create it and make it available to other girls. I would really like for her to be able to pursue this and especially learn about the process. Do you have any recommendations on how to go about getting a prototype created? Any recommendations or good books about where to start would be fantastic! Thank you, Lisa
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  • Lauren, San Francisco, CA asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Hi Debbie, I'm a senior in high school this year, so I've recently been thinking a lot about what I want my major to be in college. I know that I love mechanical engineering, but I'm so incredibly interested in aesthetic design (i.e. fashion and interior design). I've always loved STEM, and I'm even a leader on my school's robotics team, but my interests are so vastly different than those of the other students on my team. My co-leaders tend to spend their time fixing up old cars, playing with ...
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  • Alaina, Milwaukee asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Hi Debbie, Are there any books that you found particularly inspirational during your entrepreneurial journey? Any favorite quotes that have informed your understanding of the world? Thanks!
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    Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.
    Answered Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    I love to read, so as I started my entrepreneurial journey I found a couple of titles to be especially inspirational. I encourage anyone looking to start their own business to give them a read:

    • Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
    • ...
  • Valerie asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Hi Debbie! I'm a rising Junior in high school who is slowly trying to figure out what major I should choose for college. I love science and don't mind math class, but I'm not sure if the two combined would be my passion. The idea of engineering sounds awesome to me, but I am intimidated by the degree of difficulty of work it would take to get my degree. Plus, I'm especially intimidated by the rigor of the math I'd have to master. As far as a career goes, people have told me that I'd do great in ...
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  • Sandra, Temple City asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Hi Debbie, I am an incoming Junior at Temple City High School and for a long time, I have been interested in Science and math. However, it wasn't until recently that I realized engineering might be something I could actually go and do. Whether it was the staggering statistics or rather just the busy life of high school, engineering wasn't something I deeply looked into. So my question for you is, where should I start?
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  • Christine, Palo Alto asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Hi Debbie, I am a rising senior in Palo Alto and I've been intrigued by your company. I would like to interview you for an article for Engineer Girls "A Day in the Life" section on how high school students can prepare for majoring in engineering at the college level. Also, I would like to know some of your challenges of being an undergraduate in a male dominated field at Stanford. Thanks!
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  • Abirami, nagercoil (India) asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Dear Debbie I watched your tedx video and that is how I got to know about you. I think you are an inspiration to women everywhere. You talked about how engineering drawing baffled you and how you had to work hard to get through. I am an aspiring engineer and have decided to take up electrical engineering. Can you share some thoughts on how you did your engineering course and any strategies that you used? Thank you so much and all the very best for your future.
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