Cristal Glangchai, PhD, is a scientist, entrepreneur, and mentor with a passion for teaching and engaging girls in entrepreneurship, science, and technology. She is the founder and CEO of VentureLab, a nonprofit that runs experiential learning programs in youth entrepreneurship. She is the director of the Texas Entrepreneurial Exchange at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Glangchai recently served as the director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Trinity University. Prior to that, she founded a nanotechnology drug delivery company and ran the Idea to Product Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
"Deeply informative, warm, and grounded in real-world experience [. . .] VentureGirls is essential reading for anyone who wants to raise girls and young women who realize their strength, engage in the world, and feel empowered to make a positive impact." -- Where Learning Clicks"If you are a parent, a teacher, or anyone who wants to help establish a more equitable future for today's children and youth, I absolutely recommend giving VentureGirls a read." -- The Ed Tech Roundup"This game-changing guide to empowering young women will inspire them and their parents." -- Publishers Weekly"Glangchai delves into the specifics of what VentureLab seeks to do and provides interesting examples of how it helps participants succeed.... [She] is clearly onto something with VentureLab, and students will benefit from its programs, whatever path they ultimately follow. Creating an "entrepreneurship ecosystem" is certainly something communities should pursue, and a sure pathway is provided here." -- Booklist