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November 18, 2009 > East Bay high school girls to attend "HerWorld" conference

East Bay high school girls to attend "HerWorld" conference

Submitted By Heather Tremblay

Women constitute 45 percent of the workforce in the U.S., but hold just 12 percent of science and engineering jobs in business and industry. As women continue to infiltrate the traditionally male-dominated world of technology, math and science academic studies and careers, DeVry University is working to empower more women to explore these options through HerWorld events.

At the HerWorld Fremont event, local high school girls will learn about 21st century careers, listen to motivational speakers, including Cecelia McCloy, President and CEO of Integrated Solutions Inc., and participate in a robotics challenge and other workshops.

Featured Workshop:
Green Technology - Led by Alexis Ringwald, co-founder of Valence Energy, a smart microgrid company. Alexis brings loads of experience from her work in India researching renewable energy finance and climate change at The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) to authoring "India Renewable Energy Trends," a book for investors and businesses on the most exciting developments in clean energy.

Keynote speaker Cecelia McCloy is President and CEO of Integrated Science Solutions Inc. (ISSi), a certified woman-owned science and engineering firm located in Walnut Creek. Ms. McCloy has managed projects for NASA, EPA, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Prior to founding Integrated Science Solutions, Ms. McCloy worked for a FORTUNE 500 defense contractor. Desiring to foster a community based corporate philosophy, Ms. McCloy started ISSi which was recognized by the EPA as being one of the SF Bay Areas' Best Workplaces for Commuters due to its commitment to being environmentally conscience.

Wednesday November 18
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: 12 noon
Fremont Marriott, Grand Ballroom
46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont
(510) 574-1100 or

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