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 an entrepreneur and innovator
When I was 10 I wanted to be a brain surgeon and part-time Hollywood star
I work as the Founder & Designer of REStrukt
I am proud of quitting the job others expected and instead followed my dreams. I am now an entrepreneur and innovator who designs card games. My games are interactive tools to help people understand complicated problems. I am currently working on community empowerment, resilience and disaster risk reduction.
The biggest obstacle I have faced is believing in myself. I didn’t think that I was as smart as my classmates or colleagues. I now know that I am just as capable (and as smart) as they are.
My advice to women is don’t let others tell you what you can or cannot do – only you know your full potential and it is your responsibility to live it. Sometimes this isn’t easy, but if you believe in yourself and are willing to jump in you will be surprised at where support comes from.