Alexa Fleischman

Savvy Society | San Francisco, CA

A fashion brand introducing girls to STEM concepts through 3D printed fashion.

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Young designers using 3D printing to make Savvy accessories.

Company description…

Savvy Society is a fashion brand introducing girls to STEM concepts through 3D printed fashion. Our first product is flat style shoes with custom 3D printed accessories. Girls feel like fashion designers as they create their shoes, while learning valuable CAD (computer aided design) skills and about 3D printing technology.

I started my business because…

STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is shaping our society’s future and women need to be a bigger part of this process. Today, women fill less than 25% of STEM-related jobs. I experienced firsthand the excitement of a career in STEM but also the lack of female voices. 3D printing is driving change across every industry and Savvy Society is making sure girls are not left behind by the next technological revolution.

What makes my company unique…

Savvy Society is taking a new approach to STEM education, by connecting STEM concepts to girls’ current interests. We asked girls about their favorite activities and consumer brands. We examined top trends such the ability to be creative (crafts), fashion (anything from Justice), or the ability to collect (Shopkins) and then designed Savvy Shoes. Only after confirming that girls were excited about Savvy Shoes did we shape the educational experience.

Mantra I live by…

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

You should vote for me because…

I recognized that women were missing out of big opportunities in tech, and instead of just talking about it, I put together a plan to change things in a big way!
I also want to prove that profitability and social impact do not have to be mutually exclusive goals for a business and I want to inspire more women to be change drivers and put their ideas into action.

Top 3 goals for my business are…

  1. Empower girls with a head start in CAD and 3D printing
  2. Boost girls’ confidence in their ability to invent and build
  3. Enable girls to be the masterminds behind their fashion style

Women entrepreneurs are…

This country’s most valuable untapped resource.

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