We just backed iBesties on Kickstarter. They make dolls and books that inspire girls to be CEOs and tech moguls! Each doll has a tech-inspired skill, like coding, blogging, or graphic design. The dolls are meant to inspire girls to pursue careers as CEOs or jobs in the tech world – jobs that once were traditionally geared towards men. iBesties teach young girls that they can pursue these fields too.
iBesties are the brainchild of sisters Gina and Janae Heitkamp, who want young girls to know they can grow up to be anything they want to be. Currenly iBesties are at 95% of their goal, with only 4 days left! For a pledge of $40 you get a choice between McKenna (blonde) or Jada (African American) plus the iBesties book, geared towards the elementary school level. If the project meets their deadline for funding, other dolls will be introduced. I’ve got my eye on Sarah, the red-headed blogger. Based on the prototypes, the dolls are supercute. People Magazine just featured them.
Please pledge and /or share to make a difference in a little girl’s life. http://kck.st/1JSwV0D
Update As of the deadline, Friday, July 31, iBesties has exceeded their goal! Watch this space for our review next spring.