|[March 03, 2014]
DiscoverE's Global Marathon Starts March 5
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
DiscoverE's annual Global Marathon begins at noon (ET) on Wednesday,
March 5, with opening remarks by Meg Whitman, President and CEO,�HP.
With a 2014 theme of Let's Make a Difference, the Global Marathon
is a free, worldwide online forum connecting and engaging women in
engineering and technology.
The only global event of its kind, the Marathon allows women
professionals to meet virtually and share their stories of personal,
educational, and professional challenges and successes. Featuring three
days of live webcasts and local satellite events, the event is offered
in conjunction with International Women's Day on March 8.
March 5 - Advice From the Top
Top women executives share advice, anecdotes and best practices,
highlighted by the panel The Best Advice You'll Ever Get … And Be
Able to Give. Also meet Women on the Edge: Leaders in
Emerging Technologies. Panelists represent women in IT, energy,
electronic warfare systems, and cloud computing.
March 6 - Gaining Momentum (News - Alert)
Moving from vision to action, the next wave of women in engineering
provide practical tips to advance knowledge and career. Panels include
Best Ways to Mentor and Network and Why & How I Changed
Careers. Women on High Performing Global Teams: Strategies
for Sucess, unites four time zones.
March 7- Inspire Yourself. Inspire Others.
The panel Engage, Empower and Enhance Through Volunteering
shines a spotlight on professional women who volunteer with humanitarian
organizations, mentor women in engineering and encourage the next
Leveraging Global Collaborations to Inspire the Next Generation of
Female Engineering Leaders shines a spotlight on the next
generation of Nigerian female engineering leaders who implemented an
outreach program to introduce girls to engineering.
The Marathon concludes with Together We Make a Difference, headlined
by remarks from the Marathon's Global Chair, Danielle Curcio,
Chief Software Engineer for Raytheon and Dawn McGinley, Global Leader
and Strategist, 3M (News - Alert) Women's Leadership Forum and 2015 Marathon Chair.
"The Global Marathon is a tremendous opportunity for women worldwide to
come together, to learn from one another and share experiences,"
comments Danielle Curcio, Chief Software Engineer, Raytheon (News - Alert) and Chair,
2014 Global Marathon.
For more information, interested participants should visit www.discovere.org/our-programs/global-marathon
or email the Marathon team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major sponsors of the 2014 Global Marathon include ExxonMobil, Motorola (News - Alert)
Solutions Foundation, 3M, and Bechtel. Additional sponsors include
DuPont, Alcoa Foundation and Raytheon.
The mission of DiscoverE is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering
profession through outreach, education, celebration and volunteerism.
DiscoverE supports a network of thousands of volunteers in its partner
coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations
and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing
students, parents, and educators to engineering, engaging them in
hands-on engineering experiences and making science and math relevant.
For more information, visit www.discovere.org.
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