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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.

Society of Women Engineers Supports U.S. News STEM Solutions

CHICAGO, APRIL 1, 2014 – The Society of Women Engineers is proud to announce its support of U.S. News STEM Solutions 2014 — The National Leadership Conference, taking place in Washington, D.C., from April 23-25. For the third year, leaders in education, policy and workforce development will convene to advance the national STEM agenda. The Society of Women Engineers has a six-decade long tradition of providing a voice and a place for women in engineering. The Society’s mission is to stimul...

"SWE Magazine" Spring 2014 Issue Celebrates Women's History Month

CHICAGO, March 24, 2014—The Society of Women Engineers is proud to celebrate the significant contributions women make in the workplace and our society with an array of offerings for members during Women’s History Month. “SWE Magazine,” the publication serving the Society’s 26,000 members worldwide, joins the celebration this March with a collection of profiles and articles about women in engineering. “We’re pleased to bring thought-provoking stories to light in every magazine, and ...

SWE Receives Alcoa Grant for Outreach and Mentoring Programs

CHICAGO, MARCH 17, 2014 – The Alcoa Foundation awarded the Society of Women Engineers a US$50,000 grant for K-12 outreach and college mentoring programs on four U.S. college campuses. In this two-project initiative, more than 600 students will benefit from outreach programming while a pilot mentoring program for college students occurs on the same campuses. “We know that mentoring plays a significant role in retaining women in the workplace, and that network is built over time,” said Kar...

SWE Offers First Online Career Development Conference

CHICAGO, March 3, 2014 – The Society of Women Engineers is proud to present its first Online Career Development Conference March 13-14, 2014. Featuring an array of accomplished speakers, the event brings together distinguished presenters to share their thoughts on how women can take control of their careers. “We listened to the needs of our 26,000 members worldwide and worked to attract the brightest leaders in career development,” said Peter Finn, SWE’s deputy executive director and ch...

SWE Appoints Jennifer Scott as Director of Fund Development

CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2014—The Society of Women Engineers is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Scott to director of fund development. In this expanded role, Scott will applied her well-honed skills to sourcing and nurturing relationships between the world’s premiere organization for women engineers and influential supporters around the world. “Jennifer has a proven track record of forging new partnerships while cultivating relationships with SWE’s growing catalogue of nonprofit ...

The Society of Women Engineers Bestows Annual Awards at WE13

CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2013 – The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Society of Women Engineers Awards. Presented at WE13, SWE’s annual conference, spotlights the success of many of its members and honors its best and brightest for their dedication to the society’s mission and their life-changing achievements. The Society’s highest honor, the 2013 Achievement Award, recognizes a woman at the pinnacle of her career who has made an outstanding co...

WE13 Posts Record-Breaking Attendence

CHICAGO, Nov 11, 2013 – WE13, the Society for Women Engineers’ (SWE) annual conference, set record-breaking attendance numbers this year. The society’s premier event attracted more than 7,000 attendees, up from the previous year’s attendance of 6,400. The exceptional attendance makes this the most successful conference for SWE yet, marking it as a capstone event in what has already been a banner year for SWE. “We’re pleased to see so many engineers and organizations come together in...

Pamela Jones Receives Special Recognition at 2013 Women of Color STEM Conference

BALTIMORE – Pamela Jones, Software Development Analyst for Northrop Grumman, received special recognition at the 18th Annual Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference, which took place October 17-19 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Pamela Jones has twice gone before members of Congress to promote the need for greater emphasis on and funding for initiatives that promote women and minorities in STEM and was invited to help write a congressional bill that ...

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