This month, Bechtel, announced an expanded partnership with the Society of Women Engineers. This partnership will be focused on global outreach through SWENext and the $150,000 gift provided by the Bechtel Group Foundation.
“Our 50-year partnership with the Society of Women Engineers resulted in thousands of girls and young women choosing STEM careers,” said Brian Hartman, senior vice president and a member of Bechtel’s Diversity Advisory Board. “I am proud to call some of them colleagues at Bechtel.”
SWENext offers leadership training, college preparation activities, and self-development courses. The $150,00 will also goes toward translating education materials into more languages and creating additional online learning modules.
“SWENext creates a fun, collaborative environment for introducing the next generation of women to the exciting world of engineering,” said Karen Horting, SWE’s executive director and CEO. “Support from our corporate partners is fundamental to the success of our programs. We are looking forward to continued collaboration with Bechtel on furthering access to mentoring and STEM careers to communities worldwide.
SWE’s professional and collegiate members serve as mentors for SWENexters and offer real-life insights on how engineers are addressing the world’s greatest challenges. Nearly 6,000 students in 12 countries are currently active in 284 SWENext Clubs. You can find more information about SWENext here.