Sami Sadaghiani

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 Sami Sadaghiani.

I am an Entrepreneur.

When I was 10 I wanted to be a writer or a Starfleet captain

I work as Partner + COO at Playground Inc.

I am proud of how much I’ve grown mentally, professionally, and emotionally since we started Playground. I’m proud of having built a culture that attracts smart, passionate, and opinionated people. And I’m proud that we’re adding value to our favourite place in the world: the internet!

The biggest obstacle I have faced was that inner voice that tells you you’re not good enough. It still creeps up but I’ve gotten better at shutting it up.

My advice to women is don’t be afraid to step outside of your element. It becomes less scary once you realize everyone else is faking it too — all the time!

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