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MES Supports Women in STEM

MES was a Partner of the #FTAlive2019.

The endorsement and support of women in STEM fields is one of the guiding principles of Berlin-based software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES), which is why more than a third of MES’ employees are women. The percentage is even higher among developers and engineers at 38%. For the second year in a row, MES supported the Femtec. Alumnae e.V. at the LIVE conference at this year's FTAlive conference 2019 (#FTAlive 2019).


The motto of this year's #FTAlive 2019 in Berlin was "#BeBoldforChange! Women change society.” Over the course of two days, participants had the opportunity to network and attend lectures and inspiring discussions on topics such as digitization, artificial intelligence, leadership and salary transparency from a gender perspective. MES attended the closing event, which took place at Clärchens Ballhaus. Verena Klapdor, Head of Products Portfolio Development at Siemens AG was the MC at the evening event at which Christian Berg, Managing Director of the AllBright Foundation, gave a lecture titled "The Power of Monoculture: Why are so few women in the top management positions in German companies?" and Bea Knecht, founder of Zattoo, Genistat and Levuro, presented her lecture "Women in Management - A Perspective.” One of MES’ representatives, Elena Bley, who works as the Marketing Manager at MES said,"It was an inspiring networking evening. Christian Berg and Bea Knecht’s talks and their analyses of women in management and leadership positions were extremely insightful. It was also great to get to know so many committed women in STEM professions as well as the broad spectrum of their activities - a really exciting event." Alongside MES, other event partners included the ABB Group, ATHION GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, the EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, McKinsey & Company, the Microsoft Corporation, SIGNON and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. The CTO of MES, Dr. Hartmut Pohlheim, stated that “At MES we are committed to the upliftment of women in the workplace not only on an everyday basis in the company but also through promoting events like the #FTAlive 2019.”

About Femtec.Alumnae e.V. and the LIVE-Konferenz

The Femtec.Alumnae e.V. is a registered association of and for female scientists, engineers and experts who work in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It was founded in 2008 by graduates of Femtec’s career building program and has since grown into a network of more than 500 women. The Femtec.Alumnae e.V. represents women working in STEM and is committed to an equal opportunity workplace culture.

About MES: Software Quality. In Control.

Founded in 2006 in Berlin (Germany), software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) offers solutions for integrated quality assurance of software projects. MES supports its customers in developing model-based software in compliance with industry standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 25119, and ASPICE. The MES toolchain comprises four complementary tools for all phases of the model-based software development process: the MES Quality Tools. The MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) conducts automated checks to verify compliance with modeling guidelines for MATLAB Simulink®/Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, TargetLink®, and ASCET® models. The MES Test Manager® (MTest) efficiently implements requirements-based unit testing in model-based development. MES M-XRAY®’s fast and precise structure and complexity analysis gives you complete transparency of your Simulink®, Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, and TargetLink® models. MES Quality Commander® (MQC) evaluates the quality and product-readiness of your software and delivers key decision-making data throughout the product development lifecycle. MES Model & Refactor® (MoRe) supports users in modeling with MATLAB Simulink® by simplifying and accelerating model editing and reducing monotonous work steps. The MES Test Center team supports its customers with testing services from requirements management through setting up test specifications and automated test evaluation to quality monitoring. The MES Academy provides training classes and company-specific consulting services and projects. The consultants offer support in introducing and improving model-based development processes to fulfill standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and ASPICE. MES clients in the automotive industry include 16 of the 20 largest OEMs worldwide and their suppliers. In addition to this, the number of MES customers in the automation technology field continuously grows. MES is a TargetLink® Strategic Partner of dSPACE GmbH and a MathWorks and ETAS Product Partner. The MES Academy collaborates with SAE International.

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