Hi, I’m Jonna Gerken, FY18 President of the Society of Women Engineers. 2018 is off to a roaring start for SWE.
We have five WE Local conferences in the U.S. this year and the first one is this month in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are plenty of opportunities to meet and network with other women engineers from your area, grow your career and participate in SWENext DesignLab outreach programs at all five local conferences. Go to WELocal.swe.org to learn more and register.
We also have several international events this year including WE Local India in Pune and WE Local Czech Republic in Prague. This month SWE and IBM are conducting a workshop in Shanghai, and we are hosting a “women in engineering” symposium with the Chinese Academy of Engineering in April.
Our Congressional Outreach Event is March 14th and 15th. The theme is Diversity and Inclusion Fuels Innovation in STEM. If you’re interested in speaking with elected officials on Capitol Hill about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the STEM workforce, participate in this event.
The WE18 Call for Participation is underway. Submit your presentations for SWE’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis by Monday, March 12th.
You can also win $1,000 by sharing your innovative outreach techniques. The deadline for the FY18 Wow! Innovation Challenge number 2 is February 12th.
Find out more about all of these SWE events and programs on our blog, All Together at alltogether.swe.org.
For all of us at SWE, thanks for watching and have a great 2018!