New Global Marathon
Initiative Aims to Support
Women in Engineering

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2012 – As a part of the continuing effort to support women in the engineering workforce, ASME will be a partner in the 8th Annual Global Marathon following Engineers Week 2012.

The Global Marathon, set for March 5-10, 2012, is a worldwide forum and information exchange for current and future generations of women.  Sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation, the program will connect women in engineering and technology across a diverse range of disciplines, experience levels, ages, interests, backgrounds, cultures, industries and employers.

The Global Marathon will kick off each day with a 60-minute webcast discussing seminal issues affecting women, such as clean water, clean energy, and entrepreneurship.  Each webcast will offer a glimpse of the hope and future of the world, and include concrete steps and solutions to build a new tomorrow.

Details about the new initiative will be promoted at EWeek 2012, which celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society.  EWeek begins on Feb. 19.

As co-chair of EWeek 2012, ASME supports the mission of the National Engineers Week Foundation to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration, and volunteerism. ASME’s activities for EWeek include the DiscoverE Summit, DiscoverE Educator Recognition Awards, and Inspire Innovation Workshops.


About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.