Robin McDougal. I am an educator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and photographer. As Chairman and CEO of e-GLAM, Inc. a manufacturer of fashionable technology accessories,I started a small company with “milk money” and a dream.
I have been a classroom teacher, space science administrator, and product developer for educational organizations. I have spent several years as a marketing and sales executive for Trans World Airlines (TWA), Marriott Corporation and.
Between 1995-2001, I was on the go conducting professional trainings for corporations, educational instititions and museums domestically and abroad. Wireless technology was my life line to my the office and our clients. Carrying an ugly nylon ballistic computer case just was not working for me. I need something that spoke to me as a business woman nor my passion for space science education. Believe me, I looked around for months in hopes of finding a computer carry case that was close to what I was looking for. What I found were computer case companies modifying the same old laptop case in an medocre way. In other situations, I found companies asking me to use a diaper bag for my computer. In both cases, the market place was not speaking my language of self- empowerment and innovation. I believed it was time for a Big Ideas. Like most ideas, they hit you in the head, appear out of the blue, or creep into your dreams. As result,
Taking matters in to my own hands, I started the e-GLAM company to create a product that represented people like me who believed in leveraging their talents to design their own path to success. I decided that e-GLAM products would become a symbol or a metaphor for self-empowerment by blending education with wireless technology. I decided to use the lower case e for electronic wireless technology and all higher case letters GLAM for the swagger you need to pursue your best BIG Ideas in the face of adversity, thus e-GLAM was born!
I publishes a weekly Blog: https://robinmcdougal.wordpress.com/ sharing tips on Customized Empowerment, Your Organic Approach to Success, and is the host of a weekly Blog Talk Radio show www.blogtalkradio.com/customizedempowerment , Customized Empowerment Your Organic Approach to Success which specializes in lively discussions on leveraging talent and nurturing success while launching your next BIG Idea.
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Blog Talk Radio Show: www.blogtalkradio.com/customizedempowerment
Community Outreach Commitment: STEM Literacy for Undeserved children
I founded Educators 2.0. Inc. (www.worldclasseducators.com) a non-profit STEM advocacy organization designed to remove barriers to science, technology, engineering and mathematic STEM) literacy for youth in grades K-12, I spend my time and resources blending my business acumen with my passion for STEM literacy. I have recently launched a community based intiative called The Pearl Project designed to empower parents and community activist to help children reach their academic potential. We are serving 30 before/after school and church programs in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Initial funding has been provided by, the National Girls Collaborative , Women In Technology Education Foundation, Magic Johnson Foundation and e-GLAM Corporation. Curricular support is provided by American Association of University Women, and National Geographic’s JASON Project. With a BS in Education and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for advanced learners (Gifted), I have developed critical thinking, problem solving curriculum and conducted space flight simulations for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.
Educators 2.0 was founded August 2001 and is a 21st century, innovative, professional development and educational advocacy organization. Educators 2.0 has conducted professional development for Fairfax County Public Schools, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Louisiana, Seattle, Washington, California, Edmonton, Canada, and Leicester, England.
“We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.” Mary McLeod Bethune