The See It Be It STEM It initiative seeks to empower young girls to pursue their interest in STEM, to allow them to reach their full potential.
In a world of rapidly evolving technology, there is an increasing demand for STEM graduates. They are also the key to solving some of the planet’s biggest issues. We need young minds in STEM to provide innovative solutions to our problems. To ensure we solve these problems, we need to tap into 100% of the population. See It Be It STEM It aims to do this by:
Identifying & Empowering Women in STEM
Young girls have limited access to role models. The University of Toronto, for example, boasts 42% women in its 2017-18 freshman engineering class. Despite statistics like this, the common misconception is that there are not many women in STEM. The See It Be It STEM It Calendar and Role Models identify incredible young women who have a STEM education, and highlights their stories to empower both current and future women in STEM.
Raise Awareness & Encourage Action with STEM Resources
With the help of our sponsors and supporters, we bring awareness to programs, tools, and events that our young generation can participate in. These resources will engage girls at an early stage, and allow them to further discover their passions in STEM related fields.
“We have an insatiable need for people in every area of STEM to drive our business forward as it becomes more and more technology driven.”
About Linda Hasenfratz
See It Be It STEM It founder, 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.