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Follow the people and organizations that have shaped the world of women in engineering and technology. SWE News Archives keep you abreast of all the major industry events, noteworthy publications and member achievements. Also access archived articles from our All Together newsletter.

SWE Magazine Earns FOLIO Award

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2014The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce its membership publication, SWE Magazine, won a FOLIO Eddie award and three honorable mentions."Its gratifying to receive this award, particularly following last years recognition by FOLIO. That recognition encouraged us and affirmed the value of our ongoing efforts to take the magazine to the next level, said Anne Perusek, SWEs director of editorial and publications. Receiving ...

Summary of the Latest Board of Directors Meeting

The summary this month is for the FY15 Board of Directors (BOD) meeting that took place Oct. 21.SWE RebrandingWe reviewed SWEs desired brand attributes, which is what we want people to think of when they think of SWE. We determined we want to be perceived as: progressive, professional, authentic, credible, global and unique. The case for rebranding was discussed and, based on our research, the following analysis was developed: Issue: SWE is not pe...

Does Gender Play a Role When Couples Move for Their Careers?

It was another great month for discussions on our social media channels, with members dispensing career advice or discussing academic direction in engineering tracks. One discussion in particular sparked some interesting debate, as members reacted tothis article in the Washington Post. The article itself examined research that suggests when two-earner couples move for reasons related to career advancement, it is usually for the sake of the man in the relationship. SWE members traded advice a..

Presentations From WE14 are on Slideshare!

SWE has collected over 200 presentations from the past two WE Annual Conferences and posted them to our SWE SlideShare account. Review, download, save, comment or like presentations from SWE's past events. You can also access past-presentations and webinars hosted by SWE through theSWE Advance Learning Center.

Uncover New Fundraising Opportunities with Our Updated PDG Guide

SWE PDG would like to introduce our newwebpage to all SWE members. Now all things related to Program Development Grants are only a few short clicks away from your favorite SWE pages. We've been working to update our forms to improve our processes, incorporate recent SWE changes and make it easier for you to apply for funding. Some recent changes that are posted to the new site and within the updated documents include:Updated Outreach Short For...

Board of Trustees Stakeholder Briefing

The Board of Trustees (BOT) manages the SWE Endowment Fund and the SWE Reserve Fund, utilizing those resources to fund scholarships, awards and general support for SWE headquarters. The Board of Trustees consists of six SWE members elected by the SWE membership in staggered three year terms. Among their responsibilities, the BOT provides regular reports to members on the state of these funds. You can download the latest SWE Board of Trustees Stakeholder Briefing detailing the results of the w...

Title IX Principle Author Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom While U.S. ...

The Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to Patsy Takemoto Mink last week. Wendy Mink accepted the award on behalf of her mother, who passed away in 2002. After her passing, House members paid tribute to her by renaming Title IX the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act.Mink, the first woman of color to be elected to congress, served 12 terms representing Hawaiis 2nd district. The Medal of Freedom is the Nations highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who ...

Will the Real Nancy Pelosi Please Stand up?

Last month, Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) was denied a request for a proxy vote in the leadership elections of the House Democratic Party caucus. She was unable to attend the caucus meeting because her doctor determined that it was unsafe for her to fly as she was eight months pregnant (she has since given birth to her daughter, Abigail). Because party caucus rules state that no proxy voting is allowed, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made the decision to reject Rep. Duckworths r.

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