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 Chemist/Researcher.
When I was 10 I wanted to be a scientist.
I work as a Research Associate in Lithium Ion Batteries (Rechargeable batteries).
I am proud of the research that I have done since the start of my career as a researcher in different fields of Chemistry which resulted in 13 publications, one patent and one book chapter in addition to representing my academic institutes and my research employers in several conferences.
The biggest obstacle I have faced was travelling from the Middle East alone to the USA to do my PhD. As a woman, this was not very common or much acceptable in my culture.
My advice to women is doing research in Chemistry is not easy but if you have the will, the patience, the determination and more importantly if you enjoy it, you will find it very rewarding.