“Founding Females” is Alpha’s way of walking the talk. We are dedicated to fighting for diversity in the technology and engineering space by inspiring others. From 3D-printed hoodies that add a third dimension to your wardrobe *pun intended* to an initiative that gives back to empowering female-founded STEM organizations, we want to lead the way for a creative and impact oriented movement for the STEM community. Meet Alpha!
Meet Our Badass Founders and their Organizations :
I noticed the gap as early as middle school, when I took my first Robotics class. But I didn’t feel or realize it until high-school, when I was one of 6 girls in a class of 25 boys. It felt like gym class; where a girl purposely sits out and doesn’t even try to throw the ball because she knows she will never be as good as a boy when it comes to sports.
In high school, I couldn’t be oblivious like I was in middle school. I was constantly aware of the irreconcilable social circumstance of being me, a woman, and pursuing a career in STEM. I was conscious of the lack of women and how that implied that we are worse at engineering. I felt inferior; I felt like I didn’t belong, and what’s worse, I felt like everyone knew it. Feeling that everyone knew I was a phony, I couldn’t ask any questions or get help because that would only further prove that I didn’t belong. …