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Debbie Sterling
Debbie Sterling
CEO, GoldieBlox, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

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Biography

Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, the award-winning children’s multimedia company disrupting the pink aisle in toy stores globally and challenging gender stereotypes with the world’s first girl engineer character.

Debbie is an engineer, entrepreneur, and one of the leaders in the movement toward empowering girls to build their confidence, dreams and ultimately, their futures. She was named TIME’s "Person of the Moment,” honored by the National Retail Foundation as one of 25 “People Shaping Retail’s Future,” and was recently added to Fortune Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. In 2015, Debbie was inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and honored by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work to empower girls around the world. Debbie received her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005. 

 

 

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Education
Stanford University, B.S. Engineering 2005
Latest Questions
  • Anne, Minnesota asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Monday, January 7, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Hi my name is Anne. I love technology (iPads,apple). What I want to do when I grow up is to be able to design and create the newest technology. I was wondering what kind of career you would suggest for me? I also really want to go to Stanford because it has a great engineering school. I still have some years to go:). I noticed you went to Stanford so I felt most comfortable asking you! Thanks, Anne.
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  • Lauren, Organization/City asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Hi! I'm an 11 year old girl and I'm interested in Engineering. I like the idea of Mechanical Engineering. Could you give me some more detail about your job? Thanks, Lauren
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    Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.
    Answered Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Dear Lauren,

    I am so happy to hear you are interested in mechanical engineering! My job is a lot of fun. I invent construction toys with a focus on appealing to girls ages 4-9. I spend hours playing with kids to understand their needs, likes and play ...

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  • Danielle, Recent Graduate/New York City asked Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox, Inc.

    Added Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Hello Debbie! I hope you get this message. I am a recent graduate of St Francis College here in Brooklyn,NY. I received my bachelor's degree in communications this past January. While I loved my undergrad experience and did like learning about the subjects within communications, I've found it more than difficult to enter the job market with this degree. I've been doing my research on pursuing my masters degree. I've never thought about engineering before and I am so intrigued by the topic! I ...
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