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Through our stories, we aim to empower children to explore and pursue their passions across engineering.
"I can be anything I want and I should not let other people discourage me," says Ann, a student in Kenya (pictured).
Studies have shown that gender stereotypes significantly impact career choices, with around 70% of individuals in 34 countries associating STEM professions with being more suitable for men than for women (UNGEI, 2021; University of Virginia, 2009). Additionally, perceptions and gender bias can play a role in children's professional aspirations, with children's textbooks often disproportionately portraying STEM characters as males.
We believe in the power of representation and the impact it can have on a child's dreams and aspirations. By introducing young girls to diverse role models in STEM fields, we hope to inspire them to pursue their passions and break through gender stereotypes. By promoting gender equality in STEM, we can foster economic growth, reduce levels of poverty, and improve global access to quality education. By supporting our mission, you contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education.
To contribute to our mission of diversifying children's literature and introducing children to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), we have donated over 350 copies of
Girls Can Be Engineers to children's hospitals, after-school programs, shelters, and organizations focused on promoting children's literacy across the world.
Thank you for your contribution.
Jamila H. Lindo is a Jamaican-Portuguese American. She was born in Jamaica and grew up in both London and New York City. Lindo holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with minors in Environmental Engineering and Religious Studies. In addition, she holds a Master of Science from Columbia University in Construction Administration.
As a young professional, Lindo has found herself as the only woman of color in what at first seemed to be unimaginable spaces: from being an engineer in one of the largest transportation projects in the United States to being a problem solver at the top technology companies in the world. She wants to remind children that all things are possible.
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