5. Debbie Sterling

women in engineeringAnother Stanford University alumna Debbie Sterling recognized that she was one of only a handful of women in her engineering program and thought there had to be a solid explanation for the small female student population. Inspired by the lack of toys for girls that promote an interest in engineering, Sterling set out to start “disrupting the pink aisle.” Armed with a love of STEM and a mission to promote the role of women in engineering, Sterling launched GoldieBlox, which is now recognized worldwide as the foremost STEM toy for girls.

When thinking about the future, remember that engineering is not a boys-only club. Any young woman who is interested in engineering principles and has enough determination to pursue the necessary education for these careers can become one of the next famous women in engineering. It could even be you!

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