What kept you from giving up?

I just wanted to say Congratulations! on your big idea, it's so good to see people caring about our future generations, opening their minds to the infinite possibilities of the world. I would like to ask how did you manage never to give up? Working for months and months on your own project, and never giving up on following you dream. Best of lucks
posted by Joao, Organization/City on August 29, 2013

Answer by Debbie Sterling

Hi Joao,

It might sound crazy, but I never gave up because I believe that this is what I was born to do. I wake up every morning, so excited to tackle the next challenge of the day, all in the name of inspiring more girls and women to explore engineering. There have been (and continue to be) many obstacles along the way, but it is incredibly fulfilling to work on something I am so passionate about. As Steve Jobs put it in his speech at my 2005 Stanford Commencement, "never settle" until you find your passion.

Debbie