Founder and CEO
When she was an engineering student at Stanford, Debbie Sterling was one of the very few women. She was also one of the few people who never played with construction toys as a child. She thought there was a correlation, so she founded GoldieBlox to bring female-focused STEM toys to girls. Rejected by the toy industry, she took her ideas to Kickstarter and went on to empower a generation of girls to embrace STEM, collect honors from Time, Fortune, the National Women’s History Museum, and – in 2021 – become one of the 120 3-D printed statues of STEM innovators in the IF/THEN exhibit.