Rohini - Engineer & Preemadonna, the New Normal

Posted by Rohini Pandhi on August 13, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Hello fellow Preemadonnas!

My name is Rohini Pandhi - I'm an advisor to Preemadonna and excited to share my personal journey with you. I was born just outside of Mumbai, India. My family emigrated to the U.S. when I was 3 years old, and I grew up next to cornfields in a sleepy Ohio town. So while my ethnic background is Indian, I identify as an American from the Midwest. I correctly refer to soda as “pop” and am prone to altitude sickness at the slightest sight of a hill.

 

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Featured Preemadonna Inventor - Natalie

Posted by Pree Walia on August 01, 2016 at 2:00 PM

We are always eager to highlight women that build, make, and invent new products or services for our community of dynamic Preemadonnas!

Today, we are featuring Natalie Catania, a passionate designer and entrepreneur, with a bachelor’s degree in Design and Illustration from OCAD University in Toronto. She is excited to launch her inaugural brand Ms. Dress Up and its leading fashion solution- based product, The Zipper Pull. 

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Devin - Our Preemadonna Storyteller

Posted by Devin Collins on July 20, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Barbies, Dress-Up, and Tea Parties. Throw in editing and circulating my own newspaper and vlog and you’ve summed up a day in the life of my 8-year-old self. Hi, my name is Devin Collins and it was with great fervor and zeal that I join the Preemadonna team as the newest Digital Media Intern.

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Made By Girls - Visit to Digital Media Academy

Posted by Charlotte Israel on July 09, 2016 at 9:46 AM

On June 24th Pree and I packed up the Nailbot and went to the Stanford campus to present for classes at the Digital Media Academy Made by Girls program. We spoke with two groups of about 20 teenagers about the journey and the making of the Nailbot. One of the classes we met was learning about building mobile apps and the other was designing wearable tech. So of course Preemadonna and our Nailbots fit right in!

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Marie - Hacker, MakerGirl & Preemadonna

Posted by Marie Millan on June 24, 2016 at 3:05 PM

“What do you call a belt made out of watches?”

“A time belt?”

That was my attempt at answering my nine year old brother’s joke, and from the “Come on!” look on his face, I can tell I didn’t do too well. My suspicions are confirmed when he tells me, “Marie, that’s the mechanic’s answer!”.

Well, what can I say? I am a Mechanical Engineering major in her senior year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I enjoy being in a club on campus that designs and builds off road BAJA vehicles to race in the spring and regularly judges for First Lego League events. I am part of AOE, an engineering sorority, MakerGirl, a non-profit company that aims to inspire girls to find their passions through STEAM with the aid of 3D printers and am constantly working on group projects, such as my most recent, creating an emergency balloon flare.

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Meet Caitlyn - Preemadonna, Engineer & MakerGirl

Posted by Caitlyn Deegan on June 20, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Hi everyone, my name is Caitlyn Deegan and I am the new Ambassador Manager for Preemadonna.  I am going into my junior year at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as a Materials Engineer.  I am also a MakerGirl.  I have been working with the nonprofit, MakerGirl, for about a year and a half now so I am an avid promoter of STEM especially for women.  Through this experience, I was lucky enough to meet the Preemadonna team and I instantly fell in love with them and the Nailbot.  I am extremely excited to start my journey with this company!

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Introducing Julia - Rockstar Nail Artist & Coder

Posted by Julia Hindle on March 02, 2016 at 1:50 PM

Hi everyone, my name is Julia and I’m so excited to be collaborating with the team behind the Nailbot! I’m an aspiring nail artist, and when the Preemadonna founders spoke at my school, I fell in love with their idea.  I had never thought to combine my interests in nail art and my interests in coding before.  I’m always looking for new nail art techniques, and their presentation was the first time I had seen (or even thought of) printing on nails.  Pure genius!

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Preemadonna at the Tech++ Fashion Show

Posted by Kyra Wayne on February 14, 2016 at 7:43 PM

I proudly announce to people all the time that I am firm believer in the movement of getting more girls into the tech industry. It has been such a rewarding field for me that I cannot wait to spread the wealth to others. And I must say, seeing it happen in person was one of the most electrifying things on earth (pun totally intended, as you’ll soon find out).

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A Namesake

Posted by Pree Walia on December 26, 2015 at 4:25 PM

I get many raised eyebrows when presenting my company’s name - Preemadonna. To some it sounds narcissistic: why else would I include my name as part of the company? Critics have suggested it's too “feminine” and that I’m making technology less serious by attributing it to a beauty ritual that is categorized as "girly".

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

Posted by Julia Haried on November 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM

"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.

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