Become a SWE Global Ambassador to Advance SWE’s Mission Around the World

Are you a global member who’s passionate about advancing SWE’s mission around the world? If so, we want you as a SWE Global Ambassador! Apply by 30 June, 2020 to become a SWE Global Ambassador in FY21.
Become a SWE Global Ambassador to Advance SWE's Mission Around the World

Are you a global member who’s passionate about advancing SWE’s mission around the world? If so, we want you as a SWE Global Ambassador! Apply by 30 June, 2020 to become a SWE Global Ambassador in FY21.

SWE’s Mission:

Empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

Apply to become a SWE Global Ambassador by 30 June, 2020.

What is a SWE Global Ambassador?

A SWE Global Ambassador is a member who volunteers to serve in a SWE leadership position to represent their city, country, global region and the Society. Ambassadors promote the SWE brand, recruit SWE members, are fluent on SWE products and services, inspire a global network of female engineers and promote engineering to girls in their regions.

“My role as a Global Ambassador has helped me phenomenally, not just as an aid for self-discovery and development, but has ingrained the social sense of collectivity. It has connected me with the brightest, kindest and nicest of women from across the globe who have taken their time out to help me grow so much.”

– Preethi, FY20 Global Ambassador

Who should become a SWE Global Ambassador?

The Global Ambassador Program seeks individuals from diverse backgrounds that would like to serve in a leadership position representing their city, country, region and the Society. To be a SWE Global Ambassador, you must:

  • be a paid SWE member
  • reside outside of the United States
  • commit to the ambassador responsibilities for the full year from 1 July to 30 June
  • commit to being actively involved in campus and/or community activities

What are the responsibilities of a SWE Global Ambassador?

The Global Ambassador role focuses on representing and promoting SWE, while also growing your personal leadership abilities. 

As a representative of SWE, you must:

  • Actively promote the SWE brand through various communication tools, i.e., personal social media, current employer forums, speaking at events, authoring a published article, etc.
  • Actively recruit and serve as a resource for engineers in your area interested in joining SWE or participating in a SWE activity.
  • Stay up-to-date with current membership and SWE network statistics; be knowledgeable about SWE activities in your city and country.
  • Be familiar with activities outside your region in order to provide a general overview of global activities to potential members and partners.
  • Promote SWE’s annual conference and, when applicable, regional/local SWE conferences and workshops.
  • Assist SWE with the localization of products and services for your region. This could include editing resources and toolkits to reflect the norms in your country, serving as a speaker for a webinar or podcast, or identifying local partnerships that could be mutually beneficial.
  • Serve as a resource for Collegiate or Professional Affiliate(s) your area.
  • Serve as a resource for teachers and administrators in your area interested in SWE Outreach activities.
  • Maintain a record of your activities a as SWE Global Ambassador and submit regular reports.

To grow your personal leadership skills, you must:

  • Complete one of the five SWE Leadership Competency eLearning Modules – Communication, Business Knowledge and Management, Self-Management, Leadership Abilities, or Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship – based on interest.
  • Create a personal Leadership Development Plan (template provided by SWE) in order to set measurable, time sensitive and realistic goals to support your role as a SWE Global Ambassador. The plan will include:
    • Leadership Vision with examples of role models or mentors
    • Blind Spots & Learning Agenda
    • Personal Mission Statement
    • Realignments and coalitions
  • Regularly participate in SWE Global Ambassador conference calls, training webinars and in-person meetings, when applicable.

Apply to become a SWE Global Ambassador by 30 June, 2020.

A SWE Global Ambassador position is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. However, ambassadors are eligible for authorized reimbursement funding. If you are not ready to commit an entire year to serve as a Global Ambassador, but you still want to get involved, email international@swe.org to learn about other opportunities.

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