Founder & CEO, LittleBits
Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, the award-winning company that invented the electronic building block and empowers kids to be change-makers through invention and creativity. Bdeir is an alumna of the MIT Media Lab, her TED talk has over 1 million views and she has advised extensively on how to get more girls into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), including at the White House and the World Bank. littleBits has sold millions of units and has led partnerships with Disney, Pearson, and the New York Department of Education. Bdeir has been named one of Popular Mechanics 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream, Inc. Magazine Top 100 Female Founders, and MIT Technology Review’s list of 35 Innovators Under 35.