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Butterflies of Wisdom


Jan 28, 2016

On Win's Women of Wisdom today, Best-Selling Author, Win Kelly Charles welcomes Makeda Ricketts. Makeda founded PinkThink, an education technology company in 2013. PinkThink is an interest-oriented and peer-supported web and mobile platform that makes (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, and (M)ath education powerful, relevant, and engaging for girls. PinkThink is known for creating cStyle Bracelets, a wearable that girls can code to change colors based on things like ambient light and body temperature. PinkThink has won numerous awards, and Makeda was recently named Maker of the Year by the International Alley Awards. PinkThink has also been featured in several publications including Edsurge, FW Magazine, and Chicago Inno. Prior to starting PinkThink Makeda worked in business management at Citadel, where she created solutions to strategic business needs. Previously, she worked at Citigroup, implementing innovative projects and programs. On a personal note, Makeda has a passion for education and has taught in Ethiopia and Harlem, New York. Makeda graduated from Wellesley College, with a degree in Political Science and Economics, and is currently an MBA candidate at Chicago Booth with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. To learn more about Makeda visit http://pinkthink.org/. To learn more about your host visit https://wincharles.wix.com/win-charles. To learn more about the show visit http://winswomenofwisdom.weebly.com/ To be on the show please fill out the intake at http://bit.ly/1MLJSLG. Be sure to FOLLOW this program https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wins-women-of-wisdom/id1060801905