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Jul 14, 2020

Sharmi Albrechtsen // Robotics aficionado, educator, author

Our featured guest Sharmi Albrechtsen joins FemCity Founder + CEO Violette de Ayala 

Sharmi shares her founding story and how she set off to inspire kids--especially girls get interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  

Sharmi shares the importance to keep testing and keep the momentum going. 

About Our Guest // Sharmi Albrechtsen // Robotics aficionado, educator, author and mom. 

Sharmi Albrechtsen, CEO and co-founder of SmartGurlz, a fast-growing start-up company focusing on closing the gender gap in technology. SmartGurlz is the first robotics company focused on girls.

As CEO, she is the visionary backbone of the company, ensuring that the company develops, markets and sells innovative products. SmartGurlz Partners include: BlackGirlsCode, Girl Scouts of America and DigitalGirl Inc.

Sharmi was recently named AdWeek's 2017 Disruptor Award, in Championing Gender Diversity in Advertising and Tech. She has also been named Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 by the Asian Chamber of Commerce. She is a Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab fellow.

She has been featured in TEDx, Forbes, Huffington Post, Financial Times, Fox Business News, Fox and Friends and CNN.

SmartGurlz was featured on ABC's Shark Tank, November 2017, where Sharmi battled more than 40,000 companies to get placed. On air, she battled celebrity sharks including Sir Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and closed a deal with Daymond John.

About FemCity // FemCity is a members only networking community created exclusively for women founded by Violette de Ayala. With over 100 local communities, online classes and global connectivity, FemCity is more than just a networking group. Programs infuse purpose, intention, positivity with an immense focus on diversity and gratitude. FemCity has been seen in Gilt, Vogue, AP News, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and MarieClaire. Learn why FemCity is more than just a women’s networking group at and on all social platforms @FemCity

About Violette de Ayala // Violette de Ayala is the Founder and CEO of FemCity, a women's networking organization that infuses gratitude, positivity, purpose and soul through local gatherings, virtual networking and online connectivity. Violette is a spiritual self-help international best seller and the author of "The Self-Guided Guru, Life Lessons for the Everyday Human". She is also a motivational speaker, business advisor, investor and entrepreneur. Violette's been quoted in Forbes, Success, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and CNBC as a business expert. She has been seen in Parade, US News and World Reports, MarieClaire, BareMinerals "Women we love", People and InStyle publications and campaigns. FemCity has been seen in AP, Vogue, Gilt, Fast Company.  Connect with her on IG, FB, Twitter : @violettedeayala