MIAMI, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automated solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announced that Elizabeth King, vice president, digital solutions community and ecosystem, hosted a panel discussion at the 2016 She Innovates Tech Conference (SheTech) October 29 in Miami, FL.
The one-day conference is intended to inspire girls in Miami-Dade County to become next-generation innovators and problem-solvers by pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and careers - fields that have historically attracted more men than women. The event features opportunities for the participants, aged 9 through 12, to learn first-hand why women can and should pursue tech focused careers in every industry including aerospace, computer engineering, communications, finance, education and even fashion. King led a panel discussion called "From Wearable Tech to 3D Fabrics," which focused on fashion and technology. Among the panelists was Israeli designer Danit Peleg, who, in 2015, was the first to design and 3D print an entire ready-to-wear fashion collection using only a home 3D printer. Peleg has since partnered with Gerber to develop and evolve the company's innovative YuniquePLM® and AccuMark® line of software products. King says designers like Peleg and the other panelists are good role models for girls interested in STEM. "Gerber believes in making it easy for anyone in the world to design, produce and sell great products," she said. "Danit used our AccuMark 3D technology to create an entire 3D printed clothing line - and we want young girls to see that. We want to send the message that technology can empower them to pursue their creative career dreams."