See It Be It STEM It Initiative Launches


See It Be It STEM It is an initiative spearheaded by industry leaders that aims to increase the number of women pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The initiative was sponsored by a diverse group of industry supporters from manufacturing to consulting, energy storage to financial institutions reflecting the broad need for STEM grads in a wide variety of sectors.

"We are showcasing smart, successful, talented women who we think will be really inspiring to young women who are considering a career in STEM and want to see what options are out there," said Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar Corporation.

“Our goal with this initiative, which includes a calendar as well as a comprehensive digital and social media strategy, is to inspire young women into a STEM career by highlighting some of the many incredible women out there who happen to be scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians who are doing some fantastic things” says Linda.

The calendar features a diverse group of women from different educational backgrounds and professions who have taken skills that they have learned in their STEM education and driven them into a variety of exciting directions. In addition the website will feature many more role models of inspirational women who have built rewarding careers on their love of STEM.

The ‘See It Be It STEM It’ launch event will take place on October 24th, 2018 in Guelph, Ontario after which the calendars will be distributed and the website will go live. If inspiring women into STEM is something you would like to do please visit our website and get involved, we welcome the addition of more role models!

About Linda Hasenfratz

Linda Hasenfratz is the Chief Executive Officer of Linamar Corporation, a diversified global manufacturing company. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and her MBA from Western University. She has participated in many initiatives to advocate for women in STEM, most notably as Co-Chair of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders, and the champion behind the pillar: Increasing Women in STEM Roles.

About Linamar Corporation

Linamar Corporation (TSX:LNR) is a diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives. The Company is made up of 2 operating segments – the Transportation segment and the Industrial segment, which are further divided into 5 operating groups – Machining & Assembly, Light Metal Casting, Forging, Skyjack and Agriculture, all world leaders in the design, development and production of highly engineered products. Linamar has more than 28,700 employees in 60 manufacturing locations, 8 R&D centers and 25 sales offices in 17 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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Mathuri Mayakrishnan