who is a makergirl?

A MakerGirl is

...an up and coming force to be reckoned with. As young girls, they learn to think and act for themselves, and they gain the skills to pursue the challenges they will face in life. As they grow, supported by the MakerGirls around them, they become the driving force behind equality and diversity in both educational fields and workforces.

We have two little girls that have a itch for knowledge and the need to create; to be able to scratch that itch through a STEM program surrounding by other girls who have the same itch is wonderful. We are thankful to the Makers Girls program for opening their minds and allowing them to dream about the future.
— Kevin Hambly, former Illinois Head Women’s Volleyball Coach
She furrows her brow and says, ‘Daddy, I’m NOT you’re baby girl. I’m a MakerGirl!’ It’s cute, but also a rather powerful statement. She successfully self identifies as a future builder of technology.
— Nick Timmons
As a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Business, and mother of two daughters, I am excited to see this program grow. My girls thoroughly enjoy the MakerGirl sessions. In addition to providing project based learning in the STEM areas, this program promotes female leaders and entrepreneurs. This program plants seeds that will create the next generation of change!
— Kelly Duitsman Loschen