The 8th Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology

Imagine the opportunity to connect with outstanding women in engineering and technology around the world! That’s the Global Marathon. This 6-day free, live, interactive web-conference is the only event bringing together women engineers worldwide. We need your help in raising awareness of this unique event – it connects women of all disciplines, all career stages and in all countries.

GM12 is an annual worldwide forum featuring daily, live webcasts to connect professional women and college students in conversations about education and careers in engineering and technology.

It voices the issues and challenges they choose to speak about. All are saved so that previous sessions can be viewed by women want to be inspired and informed by what women engineers do.


We hope this event will help influence the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in E&T careers by telling their amazing stories. We particularly want a company to help us build an audience of female students and early career by announcing it to the UK or European trade and professional media. Your company could have great publicity for promoting an important event.


If you want to provide a speaker there is still time to join our programme. Please contact the European Chair -details below. Our European event will be followed by an international forum that links Women’s Engineering and Technology Networks around the world and the Closing Ceremony of GM12 chaired by Cindy Kou, Program Director at IBM in China.


The 2012 event, scheduled for 5-10 March, is the only one of its kind connecting women in engineering and technology worldwide across a diverse range of disciplines, experience levels, ages, interests, backgrounds, cultures, industries and employers. There will be daily programs in each of six regions: U.S., China, Latin America, India, Middle East/Africa and UK/Europe. The focus for UK/Europe will be Saturday, March 10th featuring Imperial’s multi-award winning E.Quinox on the theme is 7 Billion and Counting: Dreams, Ideas & Actions to Change the World. 


As it grows each year, soon you will be proud that you were seen to support it.  It connects women engineers of all disciplines of engineering; all career stages and in all nations. It is free, interactive and professionally produced -what more could you ask other than how to join in the conversation?


Best regards,




Teresa Schofield CEng; MIET; MIEEE

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Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology

5-10 March, 2012 European session Saturday March 10th

7 Billion and Counting: Dreams, Ideas & Actions to Change the World 


At this point you can support women engineers worldwide by simply

 1) Register online It’s free and registrants will receive updates! It provides access to the web-conferencing tool we will use on the day (INXPO) and

 2) ‘liking us’ on Facebook We are developing a robust global community of women in E&T.

If you want to help us build an audience get women you know to connect for coffee and cake or ‘virtually’ just make a note of the dates and join in!

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