Motorola Solutions and ComEd join forces to ‘Be Bold for Change,’ diversity in the workplace

Chicago-based tech companies encourage inclusion, leadership in
celebration of International Women’s Day

  • To celebrate International
    Women’s Day
    , Motorola Solutions hosted a discussion between the
    company’s Chairman and CEO Greg Brown and ComEd President and CEO Anne
    Pramaggiore about inclusion, culture and leadership
  • Both Chicago-based technology companies continue to invest in science,
    technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for young women and
    underrepresented groups to inspire the tech leaders of the future
  • Motorola Solutions remains committed to fostering an environment and
    culture that thrives on the diversity of its people and their ideas

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This week, Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) is hosting a series of
events to celebrate International
Women’s Day
(IWD), observed today globally. 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.

“As a technology company growing our offerings in software and services,
we know the importance of diversity – of both people and ideas – in
creating new solutions and accelerating innovation,” said Brown.
“Motorola Solutions is committed to fostering an environment and culture
that thrives on the diversity of our people and their ideas.”

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.

“With technology and innovation at the core of our business, it is
important to encourage a diverse, future workforce that will help us
solve the creative and technical challenges of tomorrow,” said
Pramaggiore. “We are committed to creating opportunities to offer
hands-on experiences to interest and educate young women in the STEM

Over the past 10 years, the Motorola Solutions Foundation has provided
more than $45 million 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
has paired young women with ComEd engineers to build
solar-powered cars out of old refrigerators in an educational and fun

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 U.S.,
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.

Learn more about the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s support for STEM
education at

About Motorola Solutions

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About ComEd

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon
Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy
provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides
service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois,
or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit

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