Global Marathon: Empowering Women and Girls in STEM

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Global Marathon: Empowering Women and Girls in STEM

by Diane Melley
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:00am

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There has never been a better time for women and girls to set their sights of careers in STEM. In the Huffington Post, IBM Corporate Citizenship executive and 2016 Global Marathon Chair Diane Melley writes about women’s progress in STEM industries, the challenges that remain, and how this year’s Global Marathon will help enable faster change:

It may not always feel like it, but there has never been a better time for women to pursue STEM careers, and for girls to set STEM careers in their lifetime goals. For girls, I use the term “set” instead of “include” because so many girls who are building their skills in math and science already are planning to join the next generation of innovators. Their challenge is lack of encouragement and role models, not lack of ability. For women, the challenge can be maintaining patience with an industry that is changing for the better – steadily but slowly. 

The Global Marathon is a free, virtual conference that began on March 8 and continues through Thursday, March 10.

Read the full story on The Huffington Post

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Kristina Kloberdanz
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