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Celebrating Women in Engineering and Technology

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Register today for the 2017 Global Marathon – a free, virtual event focused on women in engineering and technology. The event takes place this Wednesday and Thursday, March 8 & 9, and will be a unique opportunity women (and girls) in STEM to connect, learn and be inspired by others around the world.

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The IBM International Foundation (IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs) is a corporate sponsor of the event, and IBMers and our partners will be leading important discussion sections on new collar jobs and millennial women in technology.

On Wednesday, March 8 (3:00 to 3:30 pm EDT), tune into a spirited panel discussion about “Empowering Dreams Beyond Engineering and Technology” – with a focus on millennial women who work in engineering and technology who use their skills to pursue their passions outside and inside of work. Panelists from Dupont, IBM & IBM Watson Health and New Faces will participate.

Then on Thursday, March 9 (12:30 to 1:00 pm EDT), get the latest on how IBM P-TECH schools – grade 9 to 14 schools that combine high school and community college to connect graduates directly to jobs – are fueling the new collar jobs economy. With explosive growth in jobs that require postsecondary credentials and training, but not necessarily a traditional four-year college degree, IBM P-TECH programs are helping to reinvent education in the U.S. and abroad. Discussants will include the principal of the IBM P-TECH partner school in Connecticut, and a recent P-TECH graduate now working for IBM.

Use the information below to register for and attend this virtual conference, and to share the news across your networks.

Diane Melley is Vice President of Global Citizenship Initiative with IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs.

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