About Penelope Penelope is Paige and Paxton’s friend. Through Penelope, we discover engineering as the way we make sure things work the way they’re supposed to work. We also learn what it takes to be a good engineer. Penelope is smart, but she also has the requisite soft skills: the ability to solve problems and to work effectively with others. Like Paige, her appearance is about shattering stereotypes. Penelope is pink and proud of it, putting the world on notice that girls can be girls while excelling at everything that boys excel at.