This year, on April 14, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host a Congressional Outreach Event for paid FY21 SWE members to engage with United States elected officials in Washington, DC. The goal of SWE’s presence on Capitol Hill is to increase awareness among elected officials of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.
Although change is happening, it isn’t happening fast enough. That’s why we encourage every single member (and non-member who is passionate about diversity in STEM) to advocate—at any time of the year—for policy change at the national level.
With over 42,000 members globally, SWE advocates for public policies that promote equity in research and the classroom, foster excellence and access to quality opportunities in the workforce, and ensure that women and girls graduating high school and college leave with the skills and knowledge that support success in their professional, academic and personal aspirations.
We invite you to learn about the many resources SWE has that allow members to help the organization impact public policy at the national level with this SWE Advance Learning eLearning course (free to members). Unlike a prerecorded webinar, our eLearning courses are interactive and able to be explored and completed at your own pace. See images below.
By the end of course, you should be able to:
- Identify the variety of SWE Advocacy resources
- Recognize how SWE Advocacy is impacting policy at the national level
- Exemplifying best practices for meeting with congress
SWE’s advocacy efforts are ongoing, and involve so many supporters and efforts—meetings, letters, phone calls, briefings, weekend bill reviews and so much more. Help us make a real difference for girls and women in STEM.
- Registration Open for SWE’s Virtual Congressional Outreach Event in DC!
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