KAROL TINSLEY

BSc, Computer Science (Option in Software Engineering), University of Waterloo
Software Developer, Expeflow
CEO and Co-founder 56 Game Studios

When did your love of STEM begin?

Karol: My love of STEM began when before I even remember. When I was younger and then growing up, I had a very natural aptitude for Math and Science. And I remember my older brother, my parents would get him a bunch of like math learning books from like Scholastic shop, and he wouldn't do them, but then I would. So I would fill out all the books for Math that was like two grades higher than me and I just I just had a really fun time doing it was a good challenge.

What did you love most about studying in your field of STEM?

Karol:  The thing I love most about studying STEM is that it makes logical sense. For most Math answers, there's a certain way to prove it. There is a certain way to do a calculation. It's very logical steps you can take from point A to Point B for most things. The same with programming, it's entirely logical flow [like] if statements, for [statements], you think through the hard problems. Also, it’s a lot of problem solving, which I like.

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“My biggest challenge has been starting my own business. It’s amazing how much stuff you have to learn very quickly.”

What advice would you give to young women considering a career in STEM?

Jenan: The advice I would give to a woman considering a career in STEM is to have confidence. If it's something that you really enjoy doing and you want to do as a career then on it that's that's your choice. Be happy and proud of it because working in it is one of the greatest things in the world to me and I wouldn't have it any other way.

About the Calendar

The Calendar showcases twelve young women in different and exciting careers. There's many roads one can go down with a career in STEM, so we wanted to highlight the unique paths each of these women have taken to where they are today. Find out what they did with their STEM education!

Meet the Women

Eugenia Duodu

Eugenia Duodu

Chantel Camara

Chantel Camara

Erica Gibson

Erica Gibson

Nazra Noushad

Nazra Noushad

Mila Maric

Mila Maric

Richelle Rozanski

Richelle Rozanski

Jenan Abderrahman

Jenan Abderrahman

Karol Tinsley

Karol Tinsley

Emily Newton

Emily Newton

Cylita Guy

Cylita Guy

Maya Burhanpurkar

Maya Burhanpurkar

Natlia Malafeeva

Natlia Malafeeva

Find the Calendar

The calendar will be distributed through outreach events for young women in STEM or through various methods with our distribution partners listed below. You may also pick up a copy of the calendar at one of our distribution partner’s events. Browse through the calendar to find out if we’re at an event near you!

Current Distribution Partners:

Let’s Talk Science, Technovation Challenge in Canada, Techsploration, Kids Can Press, STEM Kids Rock, Nelson Canada, Girl Guides of Canada, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, Cogeco Peer 1, Women Unlimited Halifax Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto District School Board, Life Gears, BMO, CIBC, Deloitte, NRStor Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, RBC, Linamar, Move the Dial, Perimeter Institute.

We are currently taking distribution partners! If you are an organization who would like to distribute the calendar, please submit a request and we will get back to you!