I have never been scared of a little hard work. Tackling a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry, I plowed full steam ahead to Graduate School. After graduating with a Master of Science in Biology, I landed my dream job in a Government laboratory. As I worked my way up the career ladder, I got married and had two beautiful daughters. Life was great.
And then it happened. Budget cuts. And with the budget, went my job.
My daughters saw me at the lowest point of my life as I struggled to figure out what was next for me and how I would support my family. I took a job as a Secretary in order to get my foot in the door of a place that I could see a future. At age 40, I was starting over, dusting myself off and climbing the ladder….again. Two years later, the hard work and determination paid off and I am better than ever.
I am hoping that my two daughters will take something away from watching me climb the ladder not once but twice in a male dominated field. From not giving up and believing in myself, I was able to transform my situation and I hope I made them proud. But more importantly, I hope that I have showed them how to have pride in yourself and not let circumstance define your self worth. Look fear in the face and create your own destiny!
Needless to say, I am a huge supporter of getting my girls involved in science and math activities. Solving problems can make you feel powerful and GoldieBlox helps them achieve that feeling while having fun.
In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, engineering and math, girls lose interest in these subjects as early as age 8. Construction toys develop an early interest in these subjects, but for over a hundred years, they’ve been considered “boys’ toys.” GoldieBlox is determined to change the equation. We aim to disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.
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