First Woman in Guatemala to Achieve CSWA Certification


Posadas Maria Mercedes Gomez is a new type of leader in Guatemala.  Mercedes is a mechatronics student at the Universidad Galileo. She is the first woman in Guatemala to take and pass the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam and achieve CSWA certification.  


According to Angelica Estrada Hernández,  Galileo’s marketing communication manager, in Guatemala, the number of young women who enroll in engineering is very low.

Universidad Galileo becomes the first university in Guatemala to become a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Provider.  Mechatronics is a great field for young women like Mercedes to explore new technology and harness their own creative energy.

SolidWorks software doesn’t change its functions in the hands of a man or a woman.  In some countries such as France, the Netherlands, Japan, and the US, students start learning SolidWorks at age 10.  The students are boys and girls.  In these classrooms, everyone can learn SolidWorks, all students can design.

 Qualified schools can apply to become a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) CSWA Provider at .  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard