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Debbie Sterling

2014 Speaker

Debbie Sterling is the founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award-winning toy company on a mission to “disrupt the pink aisle” with interactive construction toys and stories for girls. Sterling is an engineer, spokesperson and one of the leaders of the movement toward getting girls interested in engineering and technology. Sterling was named TIME’s“Person of the Moment”and one of Business Insider’s 30 Women Who Are Changing the World.” GoldieBlox was named one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies”by FastCompany, “Educational Toy of the Year”by the Toy Industry Association, and became the first ever small business to win a free commercial during the Super Bowl. Sterling has made it her life’s mission to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math. She earned her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005. @goldieblox