Through a scholarship to VentureLab’s Idea to Pitch Program, facilitated by the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network, STARBASE Robins’ annual STEM Summer Camps became a transformative experience. One educator noted, “I am just overall proud of myself for completing the process and getting students excited about entrepreneurship.” This partnership has fostered confidence, creativity, and leadership in students and staff alike.
How do you speak to your children and students about failure? Do you create an environment and engage in a dialogue with your children where failure is a tool for discovery? At VentureLab, we’ve spoken with students about how they perceive failure. In doing so, students learn that failure has a vocabulary all its own, … Read more
In these recent posts in which I’ve offered tips on raising entrepreneurial girls, I’ve suggested ways to foster their curiosity, encourage girls to remain idealistic (and to use that idealism to push themselves creatively), and to embrace and learn from failure. Here I look at an important tip for raising an entrepreneurial girl: start quite … Read more
In my last few blog posts, I’ve been presenting a series of tips for raising entrepreneurial girls. These tips include helping girls embrace and learn from failure, encouraging their sense of creativity and allowing them the freedom to explore ideas from different angles. Here we look at an important tip that starts at the home: … Read more
In these last few posts, I’ve been providing a series of tips for raising entrepreneurial girls. So far, these have included letting them embrace failure, helping them unleash their creativity, harvesting their idealism and letting them get messy as they get creative and discover what makes things tick. This next tip for raising entrepreneurial girls … Read more
I’ve been outlining tips for raising entrepreneurial girls, talking about letting them unleash their curiosity, not minding getting dirty, and embracing and learning from failure. We need, too, to let them live in idealism—the kind that propels them to continue to want to change, to do good in the world. We too often associate entrepreneurship … Read more
In this series of blog posts, I’m providing tips on raising entrepreneurial girls. Such tips include letting girls develop their curiosity and also to get messy (creativity is messy, after all). Here, I look at another important tip for raising an entrepreneurial girl: letting her appreciate and learn from failure. It starts at the home. … Read more
Whenever women in science or technology reminisce about girlhood, they remember the joy of getting dirty. Many of us who’ve grown up to be scientists and engineers recall spending more time in jeans than in dresses. And a lot of us loved playing with mud. My sisters and I had the great advantage of a … Read more