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 a Jill of All Trades
When I was 10 I wanted to be in broadcasting.
I am proud of being on national TV. Having been born with a cleft palate and dealing with a speech impediment for years has made this a career highlight for me. Not for the purpose of fame or bragging rights — but more because I managed to beat the odds and overcome a challenge to get there.
I work as a creator and Editor In Chief of Stats. Style. Score — a female-run sports/entertainment site.
The biggest obstacle I have faced is being born with a cleft palate and going through years of speech therapy. The fact that I’m in broadcasting and a regular face on Canadian TV, that’s a big deal for me.
My advice to women is just like Nike — just do it.