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    • L’Orient Le Jour: Meilleur Espoir Feminin

      De sa start-up littleBits qui l’a intronisée reine de la tech’ à DaleelThawra, le guide ultime de la révolution qu’elle a cofondé avec deux amies, l’ingénieure et entrepreneure libanaise n’a cessé de mettre son savoir au service de ses rêves d’activiste chevronnée.


    • TED: Building Blocks that Blink Beep and Teach

      Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
      This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by TED editors on the home page.


    • BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?

      The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.
      This year 100 Women is asking: what would the future look like if it were driven by women?
      From climate change activist Greta Thunberg, to trans woman Nisha Ayub who was put into a male prison aged 21, many on the list are driving change on behalf of women everywhere. They give us their vision of what life could look like in 2030.

    • Slate: An Electronics Startup Responded to Trump’s Muslim Ban With a Times Square Ad in Arabic

    • Bloomberg: littleBits CEO Aims to Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

      Ayah Bdeir, founder and chief executive officer at littleBits Electronics Inc., discusses a collaboration with Walt Disney Co. aimed at encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Technology.” (Source: Bloomberg)

    • Wired UK: Profit isn’t everything, you need purpose too

      littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir combines profit-making with purpose: getting more children interested in inventing

    • Techcrunch: littleBits and Disney Launch Snap the Gap to Teach Girls STEM

      LittleBits, Disney and UC Davis announced this morning that they’ve joined forces for the launch of Snap the Gap. The non-profit program is designed to give girls a jumpstart into the ever-important world of STEM learning with an online program, littleBits starter pack and a one-year mentorship with a STEM professional.

    • Forbes: Kids Must Fail:

      How Embracing Playful Failure Helps To Empower Tomorrow’s Changemakers

    • CBS 60 Minutes: Girls in tech: Confronting the “middle school cliff”

      Educators know that girls’ interest in computers science wanes in middle school. But why? And how can they prevent it?

    • Marie Claire: How Immigration Shaped These Female Founders and CEOs

      For Marie Claire’s special immigration report, we’re celebrating the talents and contributions of women with roots in foreign lands.

    • Forbes Middle East: Ayah Bdeir founded littleBits to make science fun.

      She might now be on to something bigger.

    • NYTimes: Dealbook Conference:

      Leaders at the “Groundbreakers Lunch” discussed the appropriate role of business in shaping policy and driving social change.

    • MAKE Magazine: Ayah Bdeir Shares History of littleBits and Lessons Learned

      “I guess I was always a maker without knowing that it was a thing.”

    • NPR: From Scratch

      From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts.

    • INC Magazine: Meet 4 Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs Who Are Obsessed With Design

      Founders of today’s most successful companies reveal why design inspires them–along with their most coveted object.

    • The Wall Street Journal: LittleBits Electronics Kits Defy Conventions

      Founder Ayah Bdeir on her company’s gender-neutral marketing in a segment traditionally focused on boys

    • Glamour: 35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing the Tech Industry

      Meet the top young women leaders who are changing the face of technology.

    • NYTimes Magazine

      The Kitchen Table Industrialists.

    • CNN: The Next List

      CNN anchor and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiles exceptional people, who work in fields ranging from science and education to sports and engineering.

    • Popular Mechanics:

      25 Makers who are Reinventing the American Dream

    • Fast Company:

      Most Creative People in Business

    • Rhizome: Seven on Seven 2010:

      The Inaugural Edition at the New Museum

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