We're very excited about today's launch of GoldieBlox here at Daily Grommet. GoldieBlox is an important product whose mission is an important one -- to inspire social change around the education of girls.
This activity game and storybook features a female engineer role model named Goldie Blox. Goldie can be anything she wants to be when she grows up, even a female engineer. In the spirit of dreaming big and encouraging girls to see themselves as makers, creators and engineers, we've asked some of our favorite women in tech to share with us, "what did you want to be when you grew up?"
Read their answers below and share yours in a comment!
When I was in kindergarten I wanted to be a librarian, just like my mom. From sixth grade through my senior year of high school, a Broadway start. In college I discovered the study of communications and was hooked. I decided I'd either become a world-famous news anchor or publicist to the best brands in the world. I love that I can keep discovering what I want to be when I grow up.
Follow Sarah at @PRSarahEvans on Twitter
Growing up, I always wanted to be "that person who wrote and picked music for movies and TV shows," which I later learned was a music supervisor! I was a classically trained pianist growing up, studied film and media studies, and fostered those interest by learning how to create and master digital music production. I'd love to one day get back to that!
Follow Athena at @ms_athena on Twitter
When I grew up I wanted to be a medieval historian.
Follow Ash at @ashsmash on Twitter
I wanted to be a CIA agent to take after the heroine of my favorite book, Harriet the Spy. This was probably my main aspiration as a kid but, if you asked me on a different day I might have said a broadway star, the president, etc.
Follow Martha at @marthapreston on Twitter
When I grew up? I wanted to be a writer... maybe.
Follow Tracy at @triketora on Twitter
I really wanted to be an architect from a young age. I knew very early that I liked "building things" and without really much guidance at all being an architect seemed to be the only thing I could think of that fitted my interest. At age 14 or 15 I realized that building a business or product and getting people excited about it was really my passion. We were still handwriting all our essays at University but after I graduated and discovered technology things just started to click for me.
Follow Fiona at @fi_shespeaks on Twitter