Brooke Moreland is the cofounder and COO of Jewelbots, an STEM bracelet that teaches girls to code. Previously, she founded a style-focused photo-sharing app, Fashism, that launched in 2009. She also served as the general manager of Fashion GPS (Now Launchmetrics), the software platform that powers New York Fashion Week and events for the world’s top luxury brands. She also is on the board of directors of The Women's Prison Association, the oldest advocacy group for women in the United States.
With groups creating programs to encourage females to consider STEM, what is the biggest barrier to entry that is still prevalent today?
I think it's still a battle for people's attention spans. Coding can be challenging. It requires attention and focus, something that is in short supply in todays' tech addicted world!
What or who inspires you?
I'm inspired by my Mom who has been a successful woman in tech since I was a kid, and I'm also inspired by all of the girls we see that come to our Jewelbots event. They are so smart. They are constantly shocking us by their confidence, imagination and bravery.
What is your proudest moment/accomplishment?
My proudest moment was the birth of my daughter, June. My proudest accomplishment was getting Jewelbots out into the world!