Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) is hosting a series of events to celebrate International Women´s Day (IWD), observed today globally, the company said.
As part of the company´s continued commitment to diversity of people and ideas, a discussion about inclusion, culture and leadership was held March 7 featuring the leaders of two Chicago-based technology companies: Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown and ComEd President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore.
A cornerstone of Brown´s conversation with Pramaggiore, which was attended by Motorola Solutions employees in-person and virtually, was the importance of education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for young women and other underrepresented groups. Both Motorola Solutions and ComEd invest in STEM education to inspire the next generation of technology workers as part of their respective philanthropic and corporate responsibility programs.
Over the past 10 years, the Motorola Solutions Foundation has provided more than USD 45m in education grants through its “Innovation Generation” program, which supports STEM education-focused initiatives such as Girls Who Code. Since 2014, ComEd´s nationally recognized, award-winning Icebox Derby has paired young women with ComEd engineers to build solar-powered cars out of old refrigerators in an educational and fun competition.
In addition to Brown´s conversation with Pramaggiore, Motorola Solutions´ global Women´s Business Council will offer International Women´s Day activities throughout the week at locations in the US, U.K., Israel, Poland, Australia and Malaysia, where about 40 percent of engineers are women. Events include panel discussions, fundraising events and networking opportunities around this year´s theme for International Women´s Day: #BeBoldForChange.
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Commonwealth Edison company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation´s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10m customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8m customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state´s population.