Have you recovered from WE14 yet? It was a whirlwind of excitement in sunny Los Angeles uniting more than 8,300 women engineers and scientists from across the globe. Whether you roamed the career fair, volunteered at Invent It, Build It!, participated in workshop sessions or engaged in keynote speaker celebrations, I hope you had an enriching experience. I truly benefitted from the diversity of thought present at the conference and know that I've grown professionally, philanthropically and socially in a mere few days. I've already marked Oct. 22-24, 2015 on my calendar for WE15 in Nashville, TN!
The holidays are coming up, so in the spirit of giving, your challenge this month is to share your passion for engineering with at least 10 people. Need some ideas?
- Take the momentum built up at WE14 and keep it going by imparting any insights you've gained to your local section or region. For example, host a best practice sharing roundtable, lead an outreach session or conduct a speed networking event.
- Check out exclusive homegrown content in SWE Magazine (download the app or read issues online here).
- Chat with loved ones around the dinner table during family and friend gatherings. In particular, inspire the younger crew to engage in STEM activities such as math and science classes or extracurricular opportunities.
- Discover words of inspiration and insight from fellow engineers in SWE's thought-provoking eBook Be That Engineer and share them with your colleagues.
Let me know how you express your enthusiasm for engineering!
FY15 Collegiate Director