She Empowers Girls by Teaching Them to Use Power Tools
Emily Pilloton fell in love with building and construction when she was a teenager. She went on to become an architect and wanted to pass on her love to other girls, but she realized many of them were shut out of shop classes in school. So Emily created Girls Garage, a workshop for girls ages 9-17 that teaches construction basics, including how to use jigsaws, bandsaws, and other power tools. The classes have been a hit and Emily has even added sessions for girls to attend with their moms.