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Help Pick SWE’s Panels for SXSW Eco 2016

PanelPicker public voting is May 9-20, so vote today!

Published On: May 2016

South by Southwest (SXSW) Eco seeks to drive social, economic and environmental change. It’s for business leaders, policy makers, innovators and designers to propose and learn about potential solutions.

SWE has submitted two panel topics (see descriptions and links below to vote), and we need your help to make our panels happen! PanelPicker public voting is May 9-20, so vote today! There are hundreds of submissions, and we have some stiff competition. This is your opportunity to make sure SWE has a presence at SXSW Eco 2016 October 10-12 in Austin, TX.


Why Women Are Leaving Your Company

This session discusses the root cause of why women are leaving the workplace, drawing from results of a new study on female attrition in the STEM workforce. The study showcases differences between male and female personal and workplace priorities, including specific gaps that are driving female attrition, and ultimately driving women to leave. The session will not only tell attendees why females are leaving their company, but what they can do to increase female retention. The intent is to spark meaningful initiatives within businesses to increase diversity and female presence in the workplace, especially in leadership roles.


Returnships Increase Workplace Diversity

A case study on the STEM Re-entry Task Force, created by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in partnership with iRelaunch and seven corporate engineering firms in an effort to increase the number of technical women in the STEM sector. The program targets women returning to work after a career break. Each organization is piloting a 2016 internship program with intent to hire full-time.

SWE will discuss the problem, the program, and the process to foster the appropriate relationships to execute the program. SWE will provide insight on the importance of attracting/retaining women in the technical workforce and actionable insight on how organizations can be inclusive of everyone.

Don’t delay and vote for SWE’s panels today!

Sponsored by:
Brown – Executive Master
SWE – Diverse Podcast