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Posts Tagged ‘#STEMPrincess project’

2Q16 Updates for My Peeps

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 10.26.51 AMHappy Spring!

Here’s the stuff I’m working on, peeps:

1. Women’s Leadership Programs grid – if you have a program I missed that you personally know is awesome, please let me know!

2. Pharmacist and Healthcare Certifications – I added PMP and all of PMI’s certifications this week.

3. Pharmacy National Meetings – Coming up next week: the Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Atlanta, GA.

4. The 13th Annual CE for Pharmacists at Butler University COPHS - registration popped up this week. We’re offering 19.75 hours of CE in this expanded 2.5 day event this year!  Day 1 (June 2 in the afternoon) is all about preceptor development. I’m talking about a pharmacy law at this event, personally, in addition to the shooooow!

5. Slides for Professionalism and your brand online as an entrepreneur at the 3/31 IN Small Business Expo.

6. A display for 3 really cool, different classes I’ve been part of for the 2016 Butler University Innovations in Teaching event. A “sneak peep” is above.

7. Plotting a bookraiser for the #STEMPrincess project.

8. Shopping for NON-clinical pharmacist people for pieces I’m working on for The Pharmacy Podcast and Pharmacy Careers. If that’s you and you’re willing to be interviewed, let me know.

9. Dabbling in and experimenting with Anchor.

That’s enough. For now! : )


Thursday, October 24th, 2013

To all the backers of #STEMPrincess, and those who supported the project with tweets, RTs, posts, and sharing galore during the almost past 30 days – I just wanted to sincerely THANK YOU for helping me help Hoosier girls get excited about STEM – as we are now officially 100% funded!

and if you ARE a backer, more international mystery trip to come!

Inside Indiana Business – Supports the #STEMPrincess Project!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

I must give a huge shout out to my friends over at Inside Indiana Business, who have been 100% supportive of the women and girls of Indiana.  Not only did they give me the shot at talking about the alarming stats with girls in STEM (or not in STEM) in Indiana today as a Perspectives piece for their ultra cool mover and shaker newsletter, Big Wigs and New Gigs, but I’m also headed there later this week to share even more on #STEMPrincess via – video.

Love it!

Thanks, @IIB!

(And you do follow them all over social media, don’t you…? Of course you do, because you’re awesome like that!)

Social Media Roundup: The #STEMPrincess Kickstarter Project

Monday, October 14th, 2013

AmazingAdventuresPrincessesPlanetSTEMWell, my fab 13, we’re almost half way through this Kickstarter shin dig – WOOT!  Forgive me for a moment with this post, but I must do a little herding of all the info on social media around this #STEMPrincess project, to have it nicely and neatly fit into one blog post – ready?  Here. We. Go!

The Kickstarter Site – where the magic happens, and where you can become an amazing Superstar STEM backer!

The Campaign within and behind the campaign – here’s where I post all the updates, and a few backer-only updates, like our campaign button program – for backers only.

PR on the Kickstarter program – at the launch.

All about the Princess Manifesto – both at the blog and prettied up at Slideshare – both as a slide set and as a one pager.

Inside Indiana Business Studio (i) video – on girls, Indiana and STEM.

Two infographics:
1. Indiana, Girls and STEM and
2. Girls and STEM – by the numbers.

Video 1 – Best part about the entire campaign
Video 2  - Why not STEAMED instead of STEM?

The STEM Princess Pinspiration board – #STEMPrincess

Slideshare page – all about why I’m doing this in the first place

STEM Princess Happily ever after video series:
1. Kristin Eilenberg – Lodestone Logic
2. Tasha Phelps – Phelco Technologics, Inc.
3. Dr. Nichole Wilson – Community Health Network
4. Dr. Julie Koehler – Butler University COPHS
5. Shelley Myers – Simplee Wellness 
6. Kate Gundlach – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Inside Indiana Business’s Big Wigs and New Gigs Post on WHY we desperately need Girls to Engage in STEM in Indiana.

Pete the Planner’s radio show - original airdate – October 13, 2013 – 2nd hour.

The Local Lady of Richmond’s blog post on our project.

A piece I wrote for Drug Topics on why I’m doing this project, and why it is important.

The primary Twitter page @ErinLAlbert, and our extra special hashtag at Twitter, Vine, Instagram, etc – #STEMPrincess.

This may be a little bit of overkill, and of course, the haters are already coming out.  Haters gonna hate, but I don’t really give a damn.  Why?  Because girls aren’t winning in STEM in Indiana, and as a STEM professional and native Hoosier girl myself, I can’t let this problem go until we get more girls in Indiana fired up about STEM, and create a better future not only for local and national economies, but for my entire gender.

There you have it! More goodies will be coming, but I wanted to get them in one nice neat little package for you and me to keep track of.  If you’re one of our current almost 60 backers on this project, btw, THANK YOU for helping Hoosier girls.  If you’re not–we’re running out of time!

#STEMPrincess Project: On the Radio

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Tomorrow (Sunday, October 13), I’m on the radio with Pete the Planner, talking about the #STEMPrincess Project – yay!  He’s on WIBC, 93.1 FM in Indianapolis from 10 am – noon eastern time.  If you’re not in the Indianapolis area (since my amazing 13 fans are spread throughout the universe, like that!) feel free to hop on over to and click on the ‘Listen Live‘ red button on the upper right of their homepage.

Thanks, Pete!

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned Running a Kickstarter Campaign Thus Far

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

1. This. Is. Hard.  One of the hardest projects of my life.  Asking for money is one thing, (and not my favorite) but keeping the momentum going is almost like running a business within a business.  Or a campaign within a business.  Every day I’m trying to come up with fresh content to share with my backers, and that means I have to live in the present and the future at the same time.  While I’m a futurist and I love dwelling on what is coming, this is also very, very hard to do.  Thirty days is a very short amount of time to raise funds, but also very, very long.

2. Storytelling.  Once upon a time, there was a girl with a crazy dream.  She wanted to get other girls to come along with her and join her in a magical land called…STEM.  See?  Also, there’s cutting to the chase storytelling, which is also a skill I’m attempting to get better at here too.  I’ll also state for the record that the behind the scenes daily fresh content I’m producing for backers has me thinking very, very deeply about the book itself.  Will that create a better book on the back end?  Methinks so…stay tuned.

3. Tech, moviemaking and infographics – oh my.  Before now, I never had the time to do stuff, like really dive in to editing movies and/or creating infographics.  Nor did I pay that much attention to social media – I just dabbled.  But now, I feel as though, while I’m STILL no Steven Spielberg, my skills in these arenas are improving.  (Even though it may not look like it – ha!)  Let me be clear: this is a full-time job.  So if you’re thinking of running a Kickstarter campaign on top of your day job and starting a business, really, really think about it before you dive in; otherwise, you’re just setting yourself up for a big fat FAIL.*

4. Create a kick @$$ hashtag, and own it – I’ve got to give props to my friend, Amy Stark of Stark Reality Check on this one – she taught me that you MUST own a cool hashtag for your campaign or project online, use it across platforms, then it makes indexing better with Google and keeps your program tight.  She’s right. I just did a search on #STEMPrincess and guess who’s owning it…?

5.  Never, ever, ever give up – It has been surprising to see who has really stepped up to support this project, and equally interesting to see who hasn’t.  I’ve read a lot about Kickstarter, and amazingly, a lot of backers are surprised at the end of their campaigns, in that strangers ended up backing the most, and friends and family the least.  While it’s too early in my own campaign to put a stake in the ground on this, just know that if you’re going to run a campaign, you may be surprised by who really gets behind your project…and who doesn’t.

If you’ve backed this project, by the way, THANK YOU.  I’m still cranking here, and trying to get the girls of Indiana some books so they can dream bigger.  I appreciate you coming on this journey with me!

*Not that there’s anything wrong with failure, if you did try with all your might, and you learned a few things along the way.  You did learn, and you did try, right?