Happy New Year from SWE!
It’s been a record-setting year for the Society of Women Engineers. In our Year in Review infographic below, you’ll find some of our most important accomplishments. In 2016, we hit a new record for membership with more than 40,000 SWE members! We hosted our largest WE Conference ever in Philadelphia with more than 11,700 attendees. We launched our new WE Local event series with our first two WE Local conferences coming up in February in Pittsburgh and San Jose.
We celebrated numerous other accomplishments such as launching SWE’s research website, publishing our first comic book, Constance and Nano: Engineering Adventure #1, and redesigning All Together, our blog. More than 62,000 readers logged on to read it. We also reached 50,000 likes on Facebook.
SWE awarded more than $750,000 in scholarships to students pursuing degrees in engineering, and we signed up more than 5,000 girls to take part in our SWENext outreach program. SWE also hosted more than 800 attendees at global conferences and roundtables around the world. It was a wonderful year for the Society of Women Engineers!
We want to thank all partners, volunteers, members, and member leaders for your support and continued enthusiasm for SWE and our mission to promote and advance women engineers around the globe.
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
We invite you to explore the values, principles, and priorities that guide our initiatives and learn how together, WE can continue to make a lasting impact on the future. Learn more about SWE on our website.