Your News. Your Community. Your Voice.

Society of Women Engineers

SWE Membership & Engagement Update

Make the most of your SWE Membership with videos, podcasts, webinars, and other learning opportunities with this month’s engagement update.

Published On: August 2017

Member Engagement

Jonna Gerken becomes FY18 SWE President.

Jonna Gerken was installed as president at a reception at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. She hopes to expand SWE’s K-12 outreach efforts.

Always Connecting…Always Engineering Video Series.

Tell us how you’re Always Connecting…Always Engineering with #AlwaysEngineering. Tag @SWETalk on Twitter and Instagram, and @sweorg on Facebook!

I Am with SWE Video Series.

“I Am With SWE” was created to provide a rallying cry for SWE members. The campaign shows that members both belong to SWE and support important initiatives that SWE pursues.  It communicates not only “I AM With SWE” but also “And You Should Be, Too!”

Leadership Competency Model.

SWE’s leadership competency model was created through member interviews along with a survey of SWE leaders and those involved in training and professional curriculum development. The model was developed with the intention of guiding our professional development of future and current leaders. As we continue to grow our professional development program, the competency model will serve as the basis for developing leadership skill-sets. The identified leadership competencies within the Leadership Competency Model (LCM), as it currently stands, are provided below. Also refer to the Overview of the Leadership Competency Model for additional knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) identified for each of the categories.

Women Executives in Engineering Podcast Featuring Marilyn Tears.

Marilyn Tears has been the Safety, Security, Health & Environment (SSH&E) Manager at ExxonMobil Development Company since April 2015.  Prior to that position, she held project management roles for the Deepwater Portfolio for Hadrian South, Marine Well Containment Interim Response System, and Julia Project, a subsea tie-back project in water depths of more than 7,000 feet with oil production that started up in 2016.  She is married to another ExxonMobil executive. They have with two daughters, one is a CPA and the other is a chemical engineer.

Situational Leadership Webinar.

Situational leadership is the perfect solution for a new manager or a highly seasoned manager. Techniques are based of the book Situational Leadership, which will enable a leader to gain respect, trust and communication almost immediately.

After attending, participants should be able to walk away with examples of how to implement the theory of situational leadership. This talk takes the guessing out of leadership while demonstrating strategies of how to ‘trouble shoot’ staff.  It focuses on productivity and well as fostering teamwork. This presentation is great for a new leader or to  breathe new life into an already performing team.

Register for WE17

Engineering is a way of life. It’s how you look at the world, ask questions, find answers, and connect solutions to problems. Join thousands who share your “always engineering” mindset and register today for WE17— the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology.

Expand your “Always Engineering” Mind

  • 275+ sessions, mega sessions, plenary panels and 15-minute lightning talks
  • Professional development tracks focused on leadership, advocacy, career management and more
  • Two dynamic keynote speakers

Experience Many Ways to Connect

  • Explore opportunities at the world’s largest career fair for women engineers
  • Find—or be— a mentor
  • Re-connect with colleagues
  • Meet new friends

Learn, network, and get inspired with the Society of Women Engineers. Register now for what we promise will be three unforgettable days!

Sponsored by:
Brown – Executive Master