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WE16: An Inspiring Annual Conference

WE16 was an overwhelming success with more than 11,700 women engineers in Philadelphia for SWE’s Annual Conference.

Published On: November 2016

WE16, SWE’s Annual Conference in Philadelphia, was an overwhelming success with more than 11,700 women engineers from all over the world.

WE16 Speaker Presentations Now Available

Visit our SlideShare page where you can access more than 250 presentations from WE16 and previous WE conferences. Key presentations include the State of Women in Engineering, Plenaries, Mega Sessions, Lightning Talks, and much more.

Check Out WE16 Photos, Download, & Share Them Too!

SWE’s Annual Conference was a whirlwind of networking, special events, awards, sessions, our WE16 Career Fair and lots of fun. Our photos are now posted on Flickr. Remember the great time we had this year at WE16, download your photos, and share them on your social media channels:

Don’t forget to use our hashtag #WE16 in your all your posts and @SWEtalk on Instagram and Twitter.

Watch WE16 Videos on Youtube

SWE Social Media Manager Alex Duffy covered many of the highlights in her WETV reports. Check them out on SWE’s YouTube channel.

You will also find recordings of WE16’s live-streamed events including:

WE16 Breakfast Keynote with Luann Pendy

State of Women in Engineering Presentation

Celebrate SWE! with Closing Keynote Janeen Judah

Sing It to Begin It was a huge success, showing off the amazing musical talent of SWE members who competed on stage. Congratulations to Allison Arnaez, our Sing It to Begin It Champion. All of our finalists wowed the audience with fabulous performances. They did a wonderful job helping us kickoff WE16 in Philadelphia. Watch our video featuring Allison, Claire Mahoney, Lisa Gilman, Pearl Yamaguchi, and Rachel Hughes. Get ready to be impressed. Who knew SWE had such amazing musical talent?

WE16 provided invaluable ways to connect, discover career opportunities and pursue professional development. Year after year, it’s where women engineers find the constant support they need for life’s variables. It’s a global gathering women at all stages of their engineering careers. Collegiates find internships, that all-important first job, new friends, mentors and life-skills not earned in the lecture halls. Professionals rekindle old friendships and make new ones, find new ways to approach their current job or discover a whole-new path. All find their experience incredible.

For participating organizations, WE16 helps them find new talent, provide professional development to current employees and support women in engineering and technology. Their investment in these few days have a demonstrable short- and long-term impact on organizational growth.

Sponsored by:
SWE – SWE Research and Stats