Design Thinking Workshop with Maggie McCloud of Google in Education
Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)
Redwood City, CA
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A
Design Thinking Workshop with Maggie McCloud from
Google in Education
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:30-4:00PM
Redwood City Public Library
free and open to girls (ages 12+)
12:30pm Arrival (parents invited to stay)
1:00-3:30pm Collaborative design thinking workshop with Maggie McCloud - an introduction to design thinking (more details to follow)
This event is open to the public, first-come, first-served, so please share with your friends. Limited capacity. Advanced registration required.
What is "design thinking"? “Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.” —Tim Brown, president and CEO, IDEO (Read more here.)
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Maggie McCloud is a Product Marketing Manager on the Google in Education team, overseeing several initiatives related to education products. She has been at Google for the last 3.5 years in various capacities, and her passion for equal opportunity to education landed her in her current role.
Before Google, as a student at the University of Texas, Maggie had a unique opportunity to work with an organization called Global Business Brigades where she helped set up micro-enterprises with small communities of women in the jungles of Panama. This sparked her interested in sustainable business and the ability for business and economic forces to have a meaningful impact on the world. Maggie continues to pursue this path outside of her work at Google, as well, as a volunteer at the Women's Initiative for Self Employment.
Read our Q&A Interview with Maggie here.
ABOUT GIRLS INNOVATE! PROGRAMS
Led by girls, moms, and members of the community like you, Girls Innovate! is putting together some workshops/projects to help girls explore, learn and lead by example. For every idea that comes up, we ask: what question/problem does this workshop/ project seek to take one step towards addressing? We then design the project around our program goals and values, harnessing the power of community to engage speakers, instructors, mentors and project leaders.
The Girls Innovate! Teen Committee Project Leaders for this workshop are Emma O'Hara and Langley Topper.
Emma O'Hara is a sophomore at Sequoia High School. She is an athelete in her schools cross country and track team. Her passions are running, art, and self-confidence in all.
Langley Topper is a sophomore at Woodside High School. She plays on her school's water polo and lacrosse teams. Langley loves the performing arts and participates in Woodside's theater productions.
Note: The Redwood City Library meeting space is provided as a community service by the City of Redwood City. The City neither sponsors nor endorses this event nor the presenting individual or organizations.
When & Where
About Girls Innovate!
We are a grassroots effort, founded in spring 2013, that seeks to impact the innovative capacity in women and girls.
Innovation is creative problem-solving that brings new possibilities to life (Tony Wagner, Creating Innovators). The innovative capacity is developed through a lifetime embrace of play, passion and purpose that begins at a young age with the help of mentors (from every environment – home, school, community, workplace, et al.).
We organize workshops and events to help girls explore the realms of creativity, entrepreneurship and visionary leadership that will enable them to one day define their own personal vision of impact and execute on it.
Privacy: Girls Innovate! respects your privacy. We don't sell, rent or disclose your personal information to third parties for any reason whatsoever.