Alpenglow Industries #WHM22 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to celebrate the wonderful team over at Alpenglow Industries who are leading by example in the female maker-sphere. Special thanks to Adafruit’s Phillip Burgess for bringing them to our attention.

Here’s more about their mission:

On a more serious note, women are especially underrepresented in the technical electronics industry (fewer than 10% of electrical engineers are women), and we at Alpenglow Industries aim to be a force of change. We’re adamantly against business models that target women by doubling-down on stereotypes of what women are “supposed” to be interested in – i.e. the shrink it and pink it movement or the three things I hate most are math socks (only available in women’s sizes of course). We promote women by being a company of women creators ourselves and making what speaks to us; highlighting the accomplishments of our female tech leaders, mentors, and friends; teaching concepts in plain language without judgement, and teaching technical jargon instead of lording it over everyone; and reaching out to communities that are already predominantly women (ex: knitting and textiles), while creating electronics gadgets relevant to their existing interests.

They’ve also got an online store here!


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