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LizzLoves Project MC2 April 19, 2016

Filed under: education,girls,science,STEM,tech,TV,video,youth — lizzloves @ 1:03 am
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I’m a big kid at heart. No, really. I am not ashamed to say that I still love cartoons (anyone want to see Zootopia with me?), a few “teeny bopper” shows, and I wholeheartedly fall in love with lots of YA novels on a regular basis.

So many of you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I checked out a Netflix tween/teen series that I’d read about recently. The series, called Project MC2, focuses on a smart and sassy group of high school girls who use their science skills to become a team of spies working to uncover a plot against a teen heartthrob. From gadgetry and chemical concoctions, to coding and tech, these girls have the STEM spectrum completely covered.  While these young ladies take their sciences very seriously, there is still plenty of room for silliness and sisterhood. I love that this diverse crew of chicas forge a friendship by showing off their “smarts” and by being their complete selves.

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LizzLoves Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk April 20, 2011

Just a quick post that will speak for itself. This morning my girl-power friend Robyn shared an awesome TED talk with me. (If you’ve never checked out TED  in general, a powerful source for learning from influential people through video talks online, definitely check it out!)

Anyway, the TED talk I’m sharing below features Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Sheryl gives an inspiring and eye-opening talk about why there aren’t more women at the top of their professions or in positions of leadership.

Watch the video of Sheryl Sandberg’s talk at TEDWomen here.

It’s 15 minutes long, but definitely worth it. I’m sure you will take something away from this talk, whether from the stats she shares or the useful advice she provides. Thanks, Sheryl!

After watching, tell me: what else do YOU think is holding women back?

 

LizzLoves Girl Develop It February 3, 2011

Did you know that women only make up nine percent of the people who are breaking into the technology development world? Why is that? I, for one, know several badass tech girls who have the savvy and know-how to change the game if they wanted to.

This must have been what Sara Chipps and Vanessa Hurst were thinking when the two tech divas created Girl Develop It, an organization that focuses on providing a safe and nurturing space for women to learn about web development (building websites). From basic HTML and CSS to Javascript and Ruby on Rails, Girl Develop It offers a rich variety of classes for ladies who strive to be code mavens.

So, if you are a chica who’s interested in diving into some coding and getting friendly with the building blocks of websites, go check out the girl-power tech movement, Girl Develop It!

*Read more about the innovative GDI crew who run things here.