Close your eyes and picture and engineer. You probably weren't envisioning Debbie Sterling. Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math. GoldieBlox is a book series+construction set that engages kids to build through the story of Goldie, the girl inventor who solves problems by building simple machines. Debbie writes and illustrates Goldie's stories, taking inspiration from her grandmother, one of the first female cartoonists and creator of ""Mr. Magoo."" Her company, launched in 2012, raised over $285,000 in 30 days through Kickstarter, and has been featured in numerous publications such as The Atlantic and Forbes. Prior to founding GoldieBlox, Debbie served as the Marketing Director of Lori Bonn, a national jewelry company. For the past 7 years, she has also served as a brand strategy consultant for a wide variety of organizations including Microsoft, T-Mobile, Organic Valley and the New York Knicks. Debbie's inspiration to create a mission-driven company came in 2008, when she spent 6 months volunteering at a grassroots nonprofit in rural India. She created a viral fundraising campaign called ""I Want a Goat,"" raising over $30,000 for economic and educational development in the region. This experience helped pave the way to finding her true passion: inspiring the next generation of female engineers. Debbie completed her degree in engineering at Stanford (Product Design, '05) and currently lives with her husband in San Francisco. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Head to Head is Great debate show from AlJazeera. Mehdi Hasan, Shlomo Ben-Ami, Avi Shlaim, Paul Charney, Diana Buttu
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A finance officer in Haringey stole close to half a million pounds meant to go toward taking care of people with disabilities. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Follow Jay Strubberg: http://www.twitter.com/jaystrubberg Sources: Haringey Council Services https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6phByL2y8k Court News UK http://www.courtnewsuk.co.uk/ Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/victoria_made/5849514454/in/photolist-9UUhRu-nwJdnn-nMbd8W-qet9-a9XcL-82MAtG-f7vup-xd693D-dwmnM2-dwmrV6-5DFaJK-a8azY-44SyU-82MA3b-87WnNw-aRMwb-82Mzsj-abSzf-gomYq-a8bL5-bGLDy-2LZnKc-6HZ22S-6HURkT-6HUSox-abVgA-a8aiv-anECdr-2M4LoC-5Jp8ue-aRMw8-2246MQ-22475o-nR6Xb-a88Ku-a8aA1-aRMwe-ar8cSn-4vfQyr-a8mms-9sqFBH-66stCL-bqD19-abVgC-nR6vr-by3aRf-abVgz-5Q56yx-aRMwg-3hG6D Ham&High http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/crime-court/thieving_haringey_council_officer_jailed_for_stealing_440_000_meant_for_the_disabled_1_4335904 The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/03/worker-stole-nearly-500000-of-council-funds-to-pay-for-lavish-wedding Videoblocks https://www.videoblocks.com/video/Bride-and-Groom-before-wedding-HXetZHm/ Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/zongo/17057199002 Image via: Metropolitan Police http://content.met.police.uk/Borough/Haringey
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Being an American scientist of Indian origin, inventor and entrepreneur, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai as a 14 year school boy, in the year 1979, developed an electronic version of an interoffice mail system which is called ‘Email’ which was copyrighted in the year 1982. With the vision to galvanize a new age of Indian Innovation, Dr. Shiva wants to implant a unique seed of ‘culture’ in every Indian to enable them to uncoil their DNA needed to reclaim their indisputable heritage of ‘Innovation’.
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All critics on Middle Men: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/middle_men/ WTF?! Homepage: http://www.theyoungturks.com/pages/WTF.html WTF?! on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tytwtf WTF?! on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=298727116862 Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. Support What The Flick?! for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=whattheflick-20
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Thursday 23 June 11.00 am Sir Peter Knight – DSc HG Presenter – Prof Erling Riis Ms Debbie Crosbie – Alumna of the Year Prof Eleanor Shaw – Alumna Presenter Physics Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
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