Pages tagged "Female Inventors"


Preemadonna & MakerGirl Partner to Spark Girls’ Interest in STE(A)M

"I believe we need to have more girls interested in mathematics, science, and engineering and that won’t happen by accident. We have half the population that is under-represented or unrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got talent not being encouraged."

-Caitlyn Deegan, MakerGirl Team Manager

MakerGirl and Preemadonna are working together to turn this research on its head.


The Hustler & The Hacker

Preemadonna is driven by two of the most passionate and talented people that I have met in my work with over 100 start-up founders. Not only are Pree and Casey wicked-smart and driven, they are also aligned around a goal of symbolizing a movement of females in tech, which I firmly believe is 100% aligned with the aspirations of their target audience. They are not just pushing tech, they are captivating a new audience with a meaningful offering, which is both inspirational and fun for tweens and teens. They are leading the way for IoT in the beauty vertical. It will be an inspirational journey to see what they do next.


Would a Female President Be Paid the Same Amount as a Male?

By Ethelbert Williams, Advisor

A young girl stood up at a Las Vegas town hall earlier this summer and asked presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, "Do you think when you're President you'll be paid the same as if you were a man?" The crowd cheered, Clinton laughed and responded, "This is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same."


The Dad’s Perspective

For me, as the proud dad of Preemadonna co-founder Casey, it is easy to see her today as a creative engineer and inventor.


The Big Sister Perspective

Written by Amy Walia-Fazio and Deneese Walia Levin

It’s strange to write formally about our baby sister, Preemadonna’s CEO. From infancy, we dressed Pree in an array of ridiculous outfits, put her hair in barrettes and bands, and made her the experiment of our girl group trios. But we’ve also watched her grow up into the strong and smart woman that she is today, and are in awe of her tenacity. A larger-than-life laugh and a willingness to see the best in us define Pree.


The Nailbot at Alexa Café

Preemadonna and our Nailbot’s first visit on June 25, 2015 to Alexa Café was a blast. So first, a heartfelt thanks to Alexa Café Palo Alto and its rockstar campers for letting us come talk with you all! For those of you not familiar with Alexa Café, it’s a week long summer camp for girls that focuses on creative technology, with 10 campuses across the country.


Casey “The Hacker”

Disassembling things is one of my favourite activities! I love to see how things work. I began tearing into various electronics at a young age. Now, that wasn't originally a pretty process! It always involved a hammer and lots of breaking the plastic enclosures and ripping electronic parts off of pcbs (printed circuit boards).


Preemadonna at HAX Demo Day!

Note: If you missed Part 1 of our HAX story, check out my previous blog post!

HAX Demo day was the culmination of the hardware accelerator, and Preemadonna’s adventures in China. On May 11, 2015, we participated in HAX Demo Day in San Francisco where we showcased all of our efforts over the past several months (and years!) to create the best Nailbot, a nail art and nail painting robot, possible.


Preemadonna's Guardian Angel

HAX is the #1 hardware accelerator program, and Preemadonna’s guardian angel

When I first got the news that we got into Hax, Batch 6, I was ecstatic and inspired. HAX (formerly Haxlr8r) is the world’s first hardware accelerator - they take 10-15 global based teams to Shenzhen, China for four months where they give the lucky few some initial capital, and significant mentorship & engineering resources to bring the teams’ hardware concepts to advanced prototype form.