SWE’s FY19 #GivingTuesday Campaign Highlights SWE Public Policy Efforts

Leading up to #GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018, SWE will feature a different program and group of donors. This week, we are pleased to feature our work in Public Policy!
Podcast: SWE Congressional Visits

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SWE’s FY19 #GivingTuesday Campaign Highlights SWE Public Policy Efforts
United States Capitol

About SWE’s Public Policy Programming
The advocacy of engineers around diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is critical. Within the United States, many find engaging with elected officials intimidating, yet these individuals are public employees that are responsible to the people of this country.

Over the past year, SWE and SWE members have worked hard to advocate for critical funding in education and research for areas critical to women in STEM. Some of our accomplishments can be highlighted in the chart below:

SWE’s FY19 #GivingTuesday Campaign Highlights SWE Public Policy EffortsIn the spring of each year, SWE convenes its members and partners for our annual Congressional Outreach Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC around the theme of Diversity and Inclusion Fuels Innovation in STEM. This event is free for SWE members to attend and we provide training and guidance to engage with elected officials. Each year, participants:

  • Hear from leading subject matter experts from federal agencies
  • Receive briefings on relevant legislative affairs
  • Increase elected officials’ awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the STEM workforce
  • Highlight SWE’s positioning on key issues that impact women in the engineering workforce and STEM education.

    SWE’s FY19 #GivingTuesday Campaign Highlights SWE Public Policy Efforts
    U.S. Congressman Raja Krisnamoorthi (D – IL) and Paul D. Tonko (D – NY) – both engineers – provide remarks at the Congressional reception and pose for a picture FY18 SWE President Jonna Gerken.

SWE is a non-partisan organization with individual members who are from both major political parties. We are organizing around the bi-partisan desire to grow the United States economy and support a strong and educated workforce. To be globally competitive, the U.S. must attract a diverse and inclusive STEM workforce to address talent shortages in these sectors and foster innovation.

SWE Public Policy Highlights On All Together: