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March 5, 2020

DiscoverE Gifted $50,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation in Recognition of its Leadership Role in Supporting Girls and Women in Engineering

Award timed to celebrate International Women's Day, Sunday, March 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 5, 2020 – DiscoverE, the premiere non-profit engineering outreach organization, has been gifted $50,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation for programs supporting girls and women. The award is timed to celebrate International Women’s Day, Sunday, March 8.    

DiscoverE’s programs, currently in over 70 countries worldwide, include Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering and Technology, the Future City Competition, World Engineering Day and Engineers Week.

DiscoverE recently commissioned a global survey, Despite the Odds, which provides an in-depth look at those girls and women in STEM and engineering who persist and thrive, how they have persevered and the common traits that have helped them overcome barriers. The survey results underscore many of the objectives and goals that are essential aspects of DiscoverE’s programs, including the need to foster a sense of community among women engineers and the need for strong and sustained mentorship between girls and women in the field.

 "The Motorola Solutions Foundation believes in DiscoverE's mission to inspire present and future generations to discover engineering," said Monica Mueller, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. "We are proud to support their programs that benefit girls and women in honor of International Women's Day."

“We are honored to be recognized by our valued partner, the Motorola Solutions Foundation,” said Kathy Renzetti, executive director, DiscoverE.  “This gift, timed to International Women’s Day, provides us with the resources to further broaden our reach and amplify the message that dynamic engineering careers for women and girls are empowering and achievable no matter where they are in the world.”  

Follow the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s giving initiatives and employee volunteerism with the hashtag #MotoSolutionsCares.  

DiscoverE’s programs can be found at #GirlDay2020 and #GlobalMarathon.

Follow International Women’s Day 2020 through hashtags #IWD2020 and #EachforEqual.

About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The Foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially in technology and engineering. For more information on Motorola Solutions corporate and foundation giving, visit our website:

About DiscoverE
DiscoverE leads a growing volunteer movement that inspires and informs present and future generations to discover engineering. Our network of volunteers in the US and abroad is drawn from DiscoverE’s coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations, and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents, and educators to engineering and engineers, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences, and making science and math relevant. For more information, visit

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