Last week, the LiquidPlanner offices came alive with 25 seventh grade girls from the Seattle Girls School. They brought their curiosity notebooks and smart questions:
This Progressive Entrepreneur Day was organized by our very own CEO Liz Pearce, who took the girls (via school bus) to six Seattle businesses. The intent was to show different business models, perspectives and job opportunities available to these young women.
Liz and our Platform Director, Brett Bender talked to the girls about what makes a good developer, and gave them a tour of the office. Here they are gathering gleefully around our developer, Josh Gross.
The day went off without a hitch and we hope they’re all excitedly contemplating future possibilities.
The five other brilliant and generous participants were:
- Julie Sandler, a Principal at Madrona Venture Group and is actively involved in the startup community.
- Jane Park, CEO and Founder of Julep, a nail and beauty salon – both retails and online stores.
- Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz, where she was the company’s number eight employee back in 2007.
- Christina Lomasney, Physicist, President, CEO and co-founder of Modumental.
- Sarah Bryar, CEO of Rivet & Sway, an online eyewear boutique for women.
About the Seattle Girls School
The Seattle Girls School is a middle school that offers a challenging academic program with a focus on empowering young women to be community leaders with the skills to solve real life challenges. The curriculum features project-based work, and exposes students to a variety of challenging experiences.
GeekWire came along for the ride, and you can read their story here: Startup field trip: Seattle’s top female CEOs help 7th-grade girls learn about entrepreneurship.