I created GoldieBlox to be a toy and media company to disrupt the pink aisle and inspire future generations of female engineers.
I grew up in a small Rhode Island town and my parents' dream was for me to grow up and become an actress. My parents never bought me Legos or Lincoln Logs — being an engineer wasn't something I ever considered as a little girl. As a kid, I switched between wanting to be a lawyer or an artist when I grew up. It wasn't until my high school math teacher suggested I give engineering a try that I even considered it as a potential career. During my freshman year at Stanford, I fell in love with engineering.
I created GoldieBlox so that little girls can grow up with the toys and role models I wish I'd had.