Episode 99: Cassy Weber, CEO, MindFuel

July 13, 2021

Cassy Weber and MindFuel, the organization she runs as CEO, are very busy - from studying when girls are losing interest in STEM in their schooling journey, to figuring out how to deliver quality programming to communities with limited technology, to consulting on curriculum development initiatives and more. Cassy tells us all about these projects in this episode, and lets us in on some of her personal and professional life as a busy CEO of a nonprofit organization that is truly making a positive impact.

(Please excuse any audio hiccups in this remotely recorded interview.)

Guest: Cassy Weber (E-mail)

Cassy Weber is the CEO of MindFuel. Cassy lives and breathes innovation, progress and inclusion. After a successful tenure in the for-profit industry, working with an array of companies over a 20-year period from Fortune 500s to start ups in order to develop strategic and operational plans, Cassy transitioned to the nonprofit industry to lead MindFuel's sustainability initiative in 2012. Armed with a Masters of Education Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce, Cassy has extensive knowledge about the current STEM industry in North America and changes needed to encourage innovation, diversity and inclusion within it. 

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