Natalie Linklater

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.

My name is Natalie Linklater

I am a tech educator

When I was 10 I wanted to be: nun, basketball player, pilot, dentist and academic.

I work as an Engineer, Researcher.

I am proud of the work that I do with CU-WISE . We’ve done countless outreach activities and programs to expose and encourage girls to pursue STEM fields through fund hands-on activities, special talks, panel discussions and offering mentoring opportunities for both high school and university students.

The biggest obstacle I have faced is struggling with my own self confidence; similarly to other women, I too succumb to the impostor syndrome. To overcome it, I think it’s important to celebrate your successes and those of other talented females.

My advice to women is: you’re smart enough and you can do anything you set your mind to.

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Natalie Linklater is an environmental engineer at Carleton University, and co-chair of CU-WISE.