WE-TV: Career Fair at WE17

WE-TV Reporter and SWE Member Ali Anderson takes us to the WE17 Career Fair to meet attendees and exhibitors. The Career Fair continues Friday until 4:00 pm.
WE-TV: Career Fair at WE17

WE-TV Reporter Ali Anderson takes us to the WE17 Career Fair to meet attendees and exhibitors. The Career Fair continues Friday until 4:00 pm.

WE17 Highlights

  • Visit here for the Online Conference Planner
  • Download the WE17 App on your mobile device through iTunes or Google Play
  • Sign up for WE17 text alerts by texting “SWE WE Conference” to 56512

Social Media Lounge
The Social Media Lounge was created to showcase and enhance SWE’s social media engagement. Take photos and videos of yourself and friends while interacting with others on SWE’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat and other social media.
9:30 am – 5:00 pm, ACC, Level 1 Lobby
Friday – Saturday, October 26-28

Career Consultations
Do not miss this unique opportunity to visit a professional career coach for a minimal fee. Professional career coaches will offer personalized, one-on-one career consulting which will take place over the course of the conference. Participants meet to discuss career-related issues they have including career development, CV/resume writing, cover letter writing, leadership development, professional etiquette, networking, diversity, conflict resolution, and others. Each consultation will last 30 minutes. Visit here for more information.

Newell Brands Networking Lounge
Everyone at conference is looking for a place to sit, connect and recharge. This is an area to relax and connect with other attendees. We invite you to visit and learn more about Newell, the lounge sponsor.
9:30 am – 5:00 pm  ACC, Level 1 Rotunda
Friday, October 26-27

Pathfinders Lounge
The Pathfinders Lounge is a place for late-career and retired members to socialize, network, renew old friendships, and discuss topics of general interest in an informal setting throughout the day. A message board will be provided for people to leave notes, and resource swaps are encouraged, such as books, tapes, seminar ideas, coaches, and more! First-time attendees and all members are encouraged to visit this lounge to meet with the seasoned leaders of SWE. And check the daily schedule for the special “Meet the SWE VIPs” event on Saturday.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm ACC, Room 9A
Friday – Saturday, October 27-28

Plenary: How Does She Do It?
Female leaders in business and technology have to manage increasing complexity and dimensions of their lives and careers. They need to understand how to handle the unique demands and find a style of leadership that allows them to succeed at work — and outside of work. Panelists will describe key decisions, lessons, and experiences that have shaped their lives in striking a balance.
8:30 am – 9:45 am, ACC, Ballroom D
Friday, October 27

State of Women in Engineering
Join us for this comprehensive presentation to learn more about current research trends on the state of women in engineering. During this special event, you will hear from the SWE Literature Review authors as they frame the discussion and point to the current research landscape regarding data on women in engineering, gender bias, workplace culture, intersectionality, and more. We’ll examine SWE’s own research, along with industry leaders, and look ahead to the future.
1:00 pm  – 2:30 pm, ACC, Room 6
Friday, October 27

Plenary: HI vs. AI – Will the Robots Win?
Robot rebellions are the stuff of movies, but what will be the future of robots and more specifically the role of artificial intelligence across a variety of industries? Our panelists, will be asked about the current and future state of artificial intelligence and how it will augment, support, drive, and challenge human intelligence and existing economic models.
8:30 am – 9:45 am, ACC, Ballrooms DEFG
Saturday, October 28

Celebrate SWE! with Keynote Speaker Mary Petryszyn
“Unleashing Discovery” will focus on a woman’s journey in the traditionally male-dominated field of engineering. Mary Petryszyn, Sector Vice President and GM at Northrop Grumman Corporation, will use anecdotes from her own career with a focus on trailblazing, mentoring, and performance. She will emphasize both the unique challenges and commonalities faced by women around the world. Finally, Mary will connect to the careers of her female colleagues who are working on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Note: a ticket is required for this event.
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, ACC, Ballrooms DEFG
Saturday, October 28

The Mrs
Don’t miss The Mrs, Austin’s all-female rock band playing after Celebrate SWE! They are mothers and women in their 30’s and 40’s working in a male-dominated industry, and their mission is to empower and connect with women like them. If you like the Go-Go’s and Wilson Phillips, you’ll love The Mrs. Note: No ticket is required for this event. All registrants are welcome.
9:20 pm – 10:30 pm ACC, Ballrooms ABC
Saturday, October 28