10: Teaching Girls To Code Through Fashion with Makeda Ricketts (Pink Think)

Did you know that through elementary school that girls are actually very interested in science and math? Then something happens in junior high and girls lose their interest.

 

Makeda Ricketts, founder of Pink Think, decided to do something to fix that.

 

To engage girls in STEM and coding, she created a revolutionary codable bracelet based on input from girls. This wearable is going to help keep girls interested in science, math and coding well into high school and future careers. As our stories from the field guest would say, “Proving that something can be pretty and smart. Like girls.”

 

 


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Memorable Moments

  • Some people say they came from money. I say I come from education.

 

Advice to Make a Positive Impact Today

  • Be kinder to each other. You can help someone else today if you take a minute to focus on it.

 

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Motto

 

Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT’S
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be
 
– Shel Silverstein
 
Check out the sleek bracelet design!
 
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