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President’s Message: November 2016

Society of Women Engineers FY17 President Jessica Rannow has all of the details on WE16, SWE's successful Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
President’s Message: November 2016

Hi, I’m Jessica Rannow, FY17 President of the Society of Women Engineers, with this month’s President’s Message.

WE16 is the world’s largest conference for women engineers, and this year in Philadelphia we had over 11,000 attendees, a record number.

Our Sing it to Begin it finalists were amazing in our live singing competition to kickoff WE16. Congratulations to our Sing It to Begin It Champion, Allison Arnaez. She is a SWE collegiate member from the University of Houston.

Luann Pendy of Medtronic was our Opening Keynote Speaker. She gave an inspiring speech about her career and how other women can succeed as leaders.

More than 300 organizations participated in our WE16 Career Fair.

At our State of Women in Engineering Event, we presented the latest research and trends about women in STEM.

We released our first SWENext comic book. It’s called Constance and Nano’s Engineering Adventure #1. Download it at

We honored dozens of SWE members for their accomplishments, including our Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Stephanie Watts Butler of Texas Instruments.

Janeen Judah of Chevron was our closing keynote speaker at Celebrate SWE, which was a really fun evening.

Thanks for another great WE Conference and we hope to see you at WE17 in Austin next year.

Thanks for watching!


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