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Women In Technology To Share Successes And Advice With Students At 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival

Companies mentioned in this article: Lockheed Martin

BETHESDA, Md., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will host a panel of successful female technologists and mentors from leading organizations to provide encouragement and guidance to students at the upcoming USA Science & Engineering Festival.

The Women in Technology panel on the Lockheed Martin stage will be comprised of representatives from Pinterest, Girls Who Code and Michelle in Training. The panel will take place Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

    --  Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national
        non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology
        and prepare young women for jobs of the future. In her new book, "Women
        Who Don't Wait in Line," Saujani advocates for a new model of female
        leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship
        and sponsorship, and boldly charting your own course -- personally and
        professionally. Saujani is a graduate of the University of Illinois,
        Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School. She was
        recently named one of Forbes' Most Powerful Women Changing the World,
        Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People, Ad Age's Creativity 50,
        Business Insider's 50 Women Who Are Changing the World, City & State's
        Rising Stars and an AOL/PBS Next MAKER.
    --  Liza Conrad is passionate about building strong communities and
        empowering young women to pursue futures in technology. As the
        development manager at Girls Who Code, Conrad combines experience in
        non-profit education and development to create and strengthen
        partnerships with companies including Twitter, Intel, Google, as well as
        foundations and individuals, to enable the organization's growth and
        impact. As a mentor and leader at Girls Who Code, Conrad has worked with
        young women from across the country to develop the hard and soft skills
        necessary to succeed in the tech industry.
    --  Kat Calvin's non-profit organization, Michelle in Training, teaches
        professional and life skills to D.C.-area high school girls with an
        emphasis on using technology in almost every interaction. Calvin was the
        founder of "Blerdology," a social enterprise focused on engaging and
        encouraging African Americans in STEM. Blerdology traveled around the
        country hosting hack-a-thons, partnering with federal, state and local
        governments, as well as major tech corps like Google and Microsoft.
        Calvin is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Michigan Law School.
        Numerous publications have featured Calvin for her dedication to
        educating young women in the tech field. Calvin was named one of
        Business Insider's Top 30 Women Under 30 in Tech, one of The Grio's 100
        last year and one of BET's Blacks on the Brink of Greatness. She
        frequently speaks on entrepreneurship, innovation and STEM.
    --  Tracy Chou is a software engineer working on a mix of product, platform
        and infrastructure at Pinterest. Before Pinterest, she was the second
        engineer ever hired at Quora. She interned at Facebook and Google, and
        was a Mayfield Fellow at Stanford University, where she earned her
        bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in
        computer science. This year, she was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30
        women in technology. Chou is particularly passionate about increasing
        diversity in the tech industry and in other STEM fields.

In addition to the stage, Lockheed Martin engineers and technologists will showcase awe-inspiring technologies and interactive, hands-on exhibits in the areas of advanced aeronautics, data analytics, scientific discovery, nanotechnology, robotics and energy.

Lockheed Martin is the founding and presenting host of the festival. More than 500,000 people participated in the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival events. The two-day expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center draws students, parents, teachers, as well as organizations and companies, interested in investing in STEM education. To learn more about Lockheed Martin's involvement in the festival, as well as details on the exhibits, click here.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide, and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.

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