Ptarmigan Country Club
5416 Vardon Way
Windsor, CO 80528
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Heidi Olinger is an educator, social entrepreneur, and the author of Fashionably Mashed: THE STEM OF FASHION DESIGN™.
For teaching excellence, she has been honored by the Boettcher Foundation and others.
She is the founder and CEO of Pretty Brainy, a social enterprise and nonprofit organization that designs project-based STEAM teaching strategies and curricula (STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Pretty Brainy has this goal: to help educators excite students about learning and prepare them – especially girls – to pursue the broadest of career options. InnovatioNews has named Pretty Brainy “An educational leader for STEM education.”
Heidi’s mission is to create STEAM teaching and learning experiences through which girls can build confidence, community and interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In her 2014 TED talk, Heidi inspires her audience to regard each girl, first and foremost, as a person whose primary attributes include problem-solving and critical thinking.
As a speaker, writer, and trainer, Heidi emphasizes what must happen now, in a STEM-driven world, to ensure every child can access and find her place of belonging in STEM. She urges audiences to accept this 21st century fact: “The path of least math is no longer an option.”