Hi, I’m Jessica Rannow, FY17 President of the Society of Women Engineers, with highlights of WE16 in this month’s President’s Message. WE16 is the world’s largest conference for women engineers, and this year in Philadelphia we expect to have a record number. You won’t want to miss Sing it to Begin it. Five finalists will compete in our live karaoke competition. Luann Pendy of Medtronic is our Opening Keynote Speaker. She will talk about her career path and how other women can succeed in STEM careers. At our State of Women in Engineering Event, we will have a presentation with the latest research and trends about women in STEM. Janeen Judah of Chevron will be our keynote speaker at Celebrate SWE. WE16 is October 27th through the 29th. Register at we16.swe.org.
We’re making progress on SWE’s Governance Update. Our Task Force is now reviewing hundreds of recommendations from our Working Groups to create one cohesive plan. Go to governance.swe.org for more information.
And planning for our WE Local conferences is well underway. You can find out more about that at welocal.swe.org.
See you in Philadelphia, and thanks for watching!
More About WE16
WE16 will give you inspiring and invaluable ways to connect, discover career opportunities and pursue professional development. It’s where women engineers find the constant support they need for life’s variables.
Come join a global gathering in Philadelphia of more than 9,000 women at all stages of their engineering careers. Collegiates will find internships, that all-important first job, new friends, mentors and life-skills not earned in the lecture halls. Professionals will rekindle old friendships and make new ones, find new ways to approach their current job or discover a whole-new path. All will find their experience incredible.
For participating organization, WE16 will help you find new talent, provide professional development to current employees and support women in engineering and technology. Your investment in these few days will have a demonstrable short- and long-term impact on your personal and organizational growth.