Posts tagged #STEM

Katie.Show | EP 79: Sven Gerjets: CTO of Mattel

We often think that the toy industry is just about fun and games, but when it comes to the financial market it's a 26 billion dollar industry in the US alone! Katie Linendoll sits down to talk toys with Sven Gerjets CTO of Mattel at the Toy Fair 2018.  Topics include Mattel's vision to accommodate the modern tech kid; how they can take an iconic brand like Hot Wheels and give it an upgrade for the next generation; and how they are addressing privacy concerns with connected toys (something we never worried about in the Olden Days).

Posted on February 19, 2018 and filed under Katie.Show.

It’s here! My 2017 holiday gift guide is LIVE!

As we celebrate the approach of this wonderful season, it’s time to share some of my top holiday picks! From high-tech to STEM toys, to travel gadgets that are a must - I think you’ll find at least a few items for those special people in your life, and maybe even a few secret surprises for yourself!

Posted on November 14, 2017 and filed under Online.

Why all this STEM hype?

I remember my sheer excitement when I was invited to one of the first computer classes at my elementary school. I felt as though the world of technology opened up to me, and I think those early days of computing really inspired my future in technology. Since I was afforded that experience as a child, today I am a big supporter of encouraging the next generation of girls into STEM professions. 

Posted on May 19, 2017 and filed under Online.

7 Ways to Encourage Girls to Go STEM

There's a big disparity when it comes to men versus women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions. As a techie since childhood, I've always been fascinated with STEM and even earned my networking certificates before graduating high school! 

Get the Look: Shenova Women in STEM

I was so happy to find this cool dress from Shenova, a company that supports women in STEM! The owner, Holly, could not have been faster and kinder to deal with this request.

They have some pretty awesome designs from DNA Helix to Jupiter too. I’ve already picked up two more.  Sizes are pretty true – I’m in an XS and it fits great. Bonus: it doesn’t wrinkle so perfect for travel.

Posted on October 27, 2016 and filed under Online.

Women in Tech – Be an “IT” Girl

One of my mottos is “Be an IT girl” – and by IT I mean information technology. With that said, as a proud graduate of RIT with a degree in Information Technology New Media, I am constantly being asked by parents and executives – how do we get more girls involved in STEM (science technology engineering math) and more specifically into computing and code?