Girls Driving for a Difference is an organization empowering girls to become the leaders and social change-makers of tomorrow, through design thinking. Our work has been featured in Fast Company Leadership, sponsored by IDEO, endorsed by the Stanford d.school and Lean In, and highlighted in several conferences.
Co-founding this organization was easily the most rewarding and challenging experience of my time in the design program at Stanford University.
Drawing inspiration from the Stanford d.school's design methodology, we created our own design thinking & girls leadership workshop curriculum and began coaching workshops in schools throughout the Bay Area.
Over the summer of 2015, we drove across the country for 14 weeks in an RV, coaching our workshops for more than 1200 girls from diverse communities across 30 states.
After our national tour, I devoted my senior capstone project in Stanford's Product Design department to translate our workshop into the Teaching Toolkit—a "workshop in a box" that enables educators, organizations, and individuals to bring our workshop to communities of their own.