Linda Kekelis
Linda Kekelis
Consultant, Advisor for STEM Next Opportunity Fund, Founder of Techbridge Girls, Linda Kekelis Consulting
Oakland, CA
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When I was little I loved to play with my Barbie dolls. I also loved to play with my brother’s erector set and built furniture for my Barbies. When I put away the dolls, I stopped building. I never imagined that I might grow up to be an engineer like my brother. I did grow up and created Techbridge, a nonprofit that inspires girls in engineering and science and technology. I know that hands-on experiences, role models, and encouragement by adults can take a spark of interest and lead to a career. In LinkEngineering I look forward to learning and sharing resources to encourage more girls and boys to experience the wonders of engineering and discover their inner engineer.
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    Posted Friday, September 7, 2018 at 5:25 PM
    Comment by Linda Kekelis
    Shelley--thanks for sharing. I really like the idea of writing about a conference. How often do we attend a conference and get excited while listening to speakers and hearing new ideas, but return to home, jump into work, and forget about the conference? I know that happens to me. After my last conference I made a promise to myself that going forward I will write a blog about my reflections from ...
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    Posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:29 PM
    Comment by Linda Kekelis
    Jackie, thanks for sharing this personal story about your journey in engineering and your mentoring experiences. It is clear from your blog that you helped change the mindset of the girls you mentored. I loved hearing how the girls became more comfortable with challenges. Imagine if every girl had someone to challenge and support her! We could have so many more young women going into engineering ...
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    Posted Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:49 PM
    Comment by Linda Kekelis
    Geek, nerd. What do these terms mean and what are their impact? It’s complicated. It depends on who is using them and how they’re being used. In my research at Techbridge Girls, I heard girls use these terms to describe people they imagined working in engineering and technology. Along with the terms, girls described engineers and tech workers in these ways--super stressed, working alone inside ...
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