This year SWE disbursed 330 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $1.7 million. Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open. There are multiple opportunities to apply here.
SWE concluded its FY22 membership campaign with over 41,000 members.
European Corporate Council
The European Corporate Council launched in May 2022 with 12 founding members. The ECC was formed to ensure SWE is meeting the needs of employers and current/future women in engineering and technology in the region. You can find more about this council, here.
SWE’s Global Programs made many advancements in 2022 including launching the SWE Europe website, hosting the first SWE India virtual career fair and the virtual WE Local Bengaluru conference. New SWE affiliates launched in Malaysia, Spain, Pakistan and the UK. You can learn more about SWE’s global programs here.
SWE’s Affinity Groups
As of December 2022, SWE has 17 active affinity groups with 8,246 members opted-in to their email lists. SWE HQ features the work of AGs regularly throughout the year to all members and provides in-person space at our annual conference for them to network and grow.
Content and Programs
This year SWE’s content and programs made many advancements including successfully implementing three year-round leadership programs (SHLA, CLI, ALWE) and one in person leadership program (eXXec) with over 600 members accepted to participate. SWE also issued the professional development survey this year to identify members preferences and content needs.
SWE launched the new Advance Learning Center which had more than 12,000 registrations in the first 5 months. The Advance Learning Center provides access to a valuable collection of professional development content available when your schedule allows. New courses are constantly being developed based on identified learning needs. Our most popular learning paths include Leadership Fundamentals, Project Management Skills, Inclusive Leadership, and Job Seeking & Career Transitions.
SWENext is a way for students through the age of 18 to become part of the SWE engineering and technology community. SWENext is free to join and provides students access to programs, mentors, and resources designed to develop leadership skills and self-confidence to #BeThatEngineer. As of December 2022, there are over 6,200 SWENexters and 386 SWENext Clubs in over 45 countries. SWENext also launched the SWENext Influencer program this year.
SWE also implemented the Youth Protection Policy and the standards for interacting with you required training. The standards and courses can be found in the Advanced Learning center. Through SWE’s partnership with Apple, SWE was able to provide 15 grants to SWENext/FIRST Robotics teams.
Other Notable Accomplishments
- 20th anniversary of SWE Literature Review
- Launch of the Women of Color in Engineering Collaborative
- SWE launched its first Culture Study to identify gaps in how SWE members and leaders experience SWE from a DEI&B perspective.
- New STEM Pathways site launched with 10 digital workbooks
- Published Issue #4 Constance & Nano Water Works