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[redpop] Eweek, 2010 Global Marathon March 10-11 For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology

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Boletín RedPop    enero, 2010

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About the Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology, March 10-11, 2010


The only event of its kind connecting women in engineering and technology worldwide across disciplines, experience levels, ages, and employers.

Why a Marathon for, by and about women in engineering and technology?

The National Engineers Week Foundation and its partners are concerned about the diversity, quality, and numbers of engineers within the profession. In the U.S., fewer than 10 percent of engineers are women though they are a majority on college campuses. The Marathon:

  • Provides a forum to share information for, by and about women in engineering and technology for a variety of groups engaged in related issues;
  • Highlights to employers that women are still underrepresented in engineering and technology;
  • Makes many publics aware of existing programs and opportunities for girls and women; 
  • Helps dispel myths about women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); 
  • Provides a unifying event for groups working towards recognition, recruitment and retention of women in engineering and technology; 
  • Increases awareness of STEM issues among pre-college, college, and young career women, and help to address issues of concern such as retaining women in college engineering and technology programs and in the workplace; and
  • Provides opportunities to host local, live outreach events and connect them globally. 
What is the Marathon?
The annual Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology is a live 24-hour worldwide forum providing information and insight for women about careers in engineering and technology. The event features Webcasts, Internet chats and teleconferences.
Various topics - all with women in mind - are discussed, including academic and career guidance, the value of networking for women, engineering careers in various countries, and future engineering careers around the globe.  Topics are designed for pre-college, college and professional audiences. Each presenter leads a 30 to 60 minute presentation with postings and questions from participants worldwide. All sessions and presentations are archived for future access.

When is the Marathon?
The 2010 Global Marathon begins at noon EDT in the United States on Wednesday, March 10 and runs continuously through noon EDT Thursday, March 11. The Marathon coincides with Women's History Month (March) in the United States and International Women's Day (March 8).
The presentation schedule follows the sun's business day around the globe with hand-off from country to country. The event will kick off in the United States then travel to Latin America, UK/Europe, Africa/Middle East, India, and China before retuning to the United States for the closing ceremonies at noon EDT on March 11.

Who Leads the Marathon?
Leslie Jones, senior vice president and chief information officer, Motorola Inc., is Honorary Chair of the 2010 event. Nan Mattai, senior vice president, Rockwell Collins Engineering & Technology is the Honorary Co-Chair. The Marathon is supported and facilitated by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Major sponsors for 2010 are Motorola Inc., Rockwell Collins, Symantec, and Exxon Mobil.

Where is the Marathon?
Each Marathon region takes charge of planning, implementing and evaluating its part of the marathon. Each region is responsible for a continuous four of the 24 Marathon hours. Current regions and leaders in order of marathon programming are:


Is there a Theme?
The 2010 theme is Launching Tomorrow.

How do I Participate?
There are a variety of ways individuals and organizations can participate.  Here are a few:

For more information about the Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering and Technology, March 10-11, 2010 visit or email:

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