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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#BuiltByGirls

Posted by Pree Walia on November 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM

From the day that Preemadonna was incorporated, I knew that we would be a global company built by girls. I wanted the company to incorporate a female, international perspective to power our products and community.

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The Hustler & The Hacker

Posted by Duncan Turner on November 09, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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.

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

Posted by Ethelbert Williams on November 08, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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."

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The Big Sister Perspective

Posted by Deneese Walia Levin on October 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM

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.

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Meet Kyra - Preemadonna’s Artistic Intern

Posted by Kyra Wayne on September 08, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Hey everyone, for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kyra (pronounced “Kee-ra”) Wayne, and I am a junior Web Design Engineering major in the Silicon Valley. Originally my career goal was to focus solely on computer programming (what better place than the Valley for that, eh?), but a long history of loving art had made it nearly impossible for me to not include design in my work. So, to provide a better understanding of said background, I would love to tell you all about how I became interested in art in the first place!

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Preemadonna at #BlogHer15

Posted by Pree Walia on September 01, 2015 at 5:00 AM

I spent two weeks on the East Coast in July for work meetings and for the #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us conference in New York City. This was my first time attending a professional blogger event and it exceeded my expectations.

I met many incredible women who forged their own entrepreneurial path through their blogs - even while having full time jobs. I immediately felt a strong sense of camaraderie as I networked and learned the ins and outs of vlogging (video blogging), crafting relevant content, and creating an authentic brand with 1,000+ other women. 

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Who Runs the World? Preemadonna Ambassadors

Posted by Pree Walia on August 24, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Preemadonna is building a next generation, smart female consumer company and our Ambassadors are its founding members. We are redefining inspirational beauty and showing the world that being smart and feeling beautiful are not a contradiction. And we are doing it girl by girl, neighborhood by neighborhood, and nail by nail with our seriously fun invention, the Nailbot

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Preemadonna Lead Ambassador & "Sommar" Intern

Posted by Sommar Veverka on August 17, 2015 at 5:00 AM

Hi fellow Preemadonnas, 

My name is Sommar (pronounced “Summer”) Veverka, and I’ve joined the Preemadonna team this summer as a Lead Preemadonna Ambassador and intern. I am an incoming senior at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California. I love my dog Boomer, which is an adorable puggle. I love to travel and eat well, which means my friends and I often go searching for the trendiest places in the Bay Area.  

 

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The Nailbot at Alexa Café

Posted by Casey Schulz on July 13, 2015 at 1:09 PM

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.

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