Global Marathon Agenda 2018

The Global Marathon, a free series for women in engineering and technology, delivered engaging conversations and actionable career advice for today's busy professional. Sessions are available on-demand through July 4, 2018.  Register and enjoy the speakers you missed or want to hear again.

Advancing Your Career and Personal Brand Through Social Media

Tap into the power of social networks using what only you have: your personal story. Our panelist have successfully navigated social media to advance their goals. Join us and take away ideas and strategies you can employ right away. 


  • Abella Bateyunga, Tanzania Bora Initiative
  • Dr. Tracy Fanara (Inspector Planet), MythBusters, Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Abigail Harrison, Astronaut Abby
  • Brianne Martin, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers/Latinas- Moderator 

March 7, 2018 at 12:00pm EST/USA

Breaking Through: It's Women's Work

Women have engineered breakthroughs affecting billions on our planet. An artificial intelligence researcher, astronomy adventurer and medical entrepreneur share how they are crossing frontiers -- what's ahead and what motivates them -- so you can unleash your inner innovator.


  • Dr. Angela Olinto, University of Chicago
  • Francesca Rossi, IBM
  • Ting Shih, ClickMedix

March 7, 2018 at 1:00pm EST/USA

The Best Career Advice You'll Ever Get

Get practical advice to build confidence, overcome shyness, and push obstacles out of your way. Speakers share their experiences to help you get the career, salary, and satisfaction you want. 


  • Silvana Lara, Fluor
  • Sara Stangel, Motorola Solutions
  • Stella Uzochukwu-Denis, Odyssey Education Foundation
  • Nasipwondi (Martha) Wakoli, University of Southampton
  • Kristina Swallow, ASCE

March 14, 2018 at 12:00pm EST/USA

The Creative Engineer: Right Brain Meets Left Brain

What do a world-renowned jazz musician, symphony conductor, and fashionista have in common? Engineering! Our speakers will bring out your inner creative genius.


  • Mimi Irvin, Fluor
  • Stanley Jordan, Musician, Stanley Jordan Enterprises
  • Dr. Nehemiah Mabry, Simpson Engineers & Associates and STEMedia Incorporated-Moderator
  • Dr. Dominique Royem, Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra

March 21, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT/USA

What is Your Cultural IQ? Building International Teams

It's a small world after all and chances are at some point in your career you will be part of – even leading – a team spread across the globe. Learn how to get the best from and do your best for diverse teams when you are not in the same room or even on the same continent.


  • Dr. Elizabeth Briody, Cultural Keys LLC
  • Ailie MacAdam, Bechtel Corporation

March 28, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT/USA

A Day in the Life of Engineers: Making Global Impact

A day in the life of engineers means better daily lives for many people. On this last day of the Global Marathon, and in conjunction with Global Day of the Engineer, travel across several continents. Join engineers focusing their passions into purposeful solutions for great challenges, including water and energy sustainability, natural disaster response and using artificial intelligence for cognitive assistance. They will also share personal visions for the future of engineering. Consider how your career fits into this future and the difference you can make to help transform our rapidly changing world.


  • Mareldi Ahaumada, University of Washington
  • Dr. Chieko Asakawa, IBM Research
  • Patience Obehi Enahoro, Exxon Mobil
  • Lauren June Kang, University of Washington
  • Tanay Kulkarni, Bentley Systems
  • Dr. Marvi Matos, Blue Origin-Moderator
  • Dr. Lilo Pozzo, University of Washington

April 4, 2018 at 12:00pm EDT/USA