First year Management Engineering student starts company to help other females in STEM

Friday, November 30, 2018

Mylene Tu

FEM in STEM, founded by first year Management Engineering student Mylene Tu, was one of four early-stage Waterloo student-run startup winners in the Velocity $5K competition.

Inspired by her experience in university, Tu formed the company to encourage other females across Canada to develop careers in underrepresented industries.

“I grew up in an area in Ontario where I didn't have the exposure to all these opportunities. But then coming to the University of Waterloo and going to Toronto for co-op I saw how many opportunities actually existed and every time I left these networking events or conferences I left feeling inspired,” said Tu.

“I created FEM in STEM as a way of bridging this gap, so girls across Ontario can apply, and if they get into the program they get access to biweekly modules that they can complete on their own, and we also follow up with them with mentorship.”

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