Pree Walia

CEO & Co-Founder, Preemadonna

Area of Expertise
Partnerships, Fundraising, Product Development, Entrepreneurship, Mentorship Sponsoring MakerGirl staff as paid interns or fellows; General Governance Direction

Why you're passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM
It’s bigger than just increasing the number of women in STEM & STEAM, it’s bigger than changing the ratio of women in venture capital or female CEOS — it’s about channeling the power of being born a woman, with all of its gender constructions and assumptions, into something extraordinary using our consumer power and by supporting other girls, women and feminists. It’s also admitting that girls are dynamic."

Your advice for little kids (girls) to be successful
Embrace failure - keep trying until something works. Creativity and tenacity are built through overcoming failure!