I’m a Past-President of a SWE Section and a male. I was first introduced to SWE through a joint meeting with Professional Engineers of North Carolina where I was also an officer. SWE’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” was my first real involvement, and through this activity I immediately became interested in joining. I could have assumed that men weren’t really welcome, but the section membership welcomed my participation and were interested in what I had to say. In fact in my first two years as a member, my nominees received the Annual Distinguished Service Award. I was surprised and honored when I was asked to be President, and I immediately accepted, because I truly believed in what we were doing.
I regard SWE as more than an organization for female engineers. SWE, maybe more than others, has consistently shown that engineering can be an inclusive profession, which cares about their members and the communities they live in. Now I have an opportunity to engage with our UNC Charlotte SWE Section. Our officers and members personify integrity, mutual support, and professional excellence.
David Causey, P.E.
EPIC Assistant Director
The William States Lee College of Engineering
We’re asking SWE members how they’ve experienced SWE’s Core Values of integrity, inclusive environment, mutual support, professional excellence, and trust.
SWE Core Values
We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities.
We embrace diversity in its broadest interpretation and commit to creating an inclusive environment for all our members and stakeholders. We value the contributions of a diverse membership, which enables SWE to achieve its full potential.
We provide an organization that fosters mentoring, and the development of professional and personal networks.
We conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards of business practices.
We share a common definition of success with open, transparent access to common information, building mutual respect and confidence in the competence of those with whom we lead, serve and partner with.
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
We invite you to explore the values, principles, and priorities that guide our initiatives and learn how together, WE can continue to make a lasting impact on the future. Learn more at swe.org.