TE Connectivity Ltd., a world leader in connectivity and sensors, made a $100K contribution to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to provide scholarships for women and girls pursuing engineering degrees. TE Connectivity CEO Terrence Curtin announced the donation during WE17, SWE’s conference in Austin, Texas.
SWE’s mission is to encourage women to achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders, demonstrate the value of diversity, and expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving quality of life. As a Corporate Partnership Council member and conference sponsor, TE advances the mission of SWE by providing consultation with the society’s leadership, sharing insight in industry trends and development, and supplying financial support for innovative projects and the operations and infrastructure of the society.
“Inclusion and diversity are core to our values at TE. We strive to make every individual feel engaged, respected and valued, and that includes developing and advancing our female leaders and engineers,” said Curtin. “SWE’s mission resonates deeply with us and we’re proud to announce that we’ll be making a $100K scholarship contribution for women pursuing STEM degrees.”
TE employs more than 1,000 female engineers across the globe and holds over 14,000 patents. In its 2016 fiscal year, TE invested over $640 million in R&D engineering and will continue to invest in and support diverse innovators and leaders that will help create a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future.
“Our mission to support and empower women in engineering would not be possible without the commitment of our dedicated partners such as TE Connectivity,” said Karen Horting, CEO and executive director of SWE. “The donation from TE Connectivity will make a significant impact on our scholarship program which is pivotal in the advancement of our future generations of women engineers.”
In addition to the scholarship contribution, TE attended WE17 with more than 50 representatives including executives, hiring managers, engineers and representatives from the TE women’s network to meet, engage and hire top talent.
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our commitment to innovation enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. TE’s unmatched breadth of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest of environments, helps build a safer, greener, smarter and more connected world. With 75,000 people – including more than 7,000 engineers – working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, we help ensure that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. For more information about the Society, please visit www.swe.org or call 312.596.5223.