Portraits of Strength features women in STEM who have helped break barriers and achieved great things within their industry. These are the movers and shakers making a better world for future female leaders in STEM. Here are the stories of how they’re changing the ratio, serving as role models for girls and young women across Canada, and inspiring us all.
I am CEO/Partner at Nuscreen and VP Digital Strategy & Creative at GWP Brand Engineering.
When I was 10 I wanted to own my own advertising agency.
I am proud of creating a team and a workplace that make people excited to go to work Monday morning. One of my goals early on was to have an office where everyone had a window seat with a view – we have that.
The biggest obstacle I have faced was the realization that starting my own business meant there was no longer a safety net. No paid vacations or pay cheques every 2 weeks. Every day is now either spent winning or loosing. How I spend every hour matters.
When I was about 10 years old, I remember looking up at a big building telling my dad that I wanted to run a company one day, he said “someone’s going to have that job, it might as well be you.” I thought that was pretty good advice.