In observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SWE Member Jennifer Morikawa shares her experience of being an Asian-American woman engineer and insight on how the engineering industry can be more inclusive.
In this Diverse podcast episode, Dr. Kerri Phillips, who holds a PhD in aerospace engineering, speaks about the TEDxWomen talk she gave to high school students interested in pursuing STEM careers.
Learn how nonprofit "Boolean Girl" is bringing diversity to tech by engaging girls and under-represented groups with meaningful, hands-on instruction and sustained exposure to computer science and engineering.
This past weekend, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) jetted down to Houston, Texas for weekend number one of the For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST) Robotics Championship 2019.
You’ve likely heard of impostor syndrome. There’s a 70 percent chance you’ve felt it. We asked five women engineers to tell us how they fight this feeling head-on and succeed in a male-dominated field.
What are the most satisfying aspects of working at NSA? Computer Science Researcher Sarah Joseph thinks it's “the encouragement to explore hard questions for furthering science in support of the nation’s protection" and "the deep satisfaction of knowing my contributions are making a positive difference.”
Because engineering remains heavily male-dominated, the relative lack of women at these conferences comes as no surprise. In physics and computer science, women are similarly underrepresented, and those fields’ conferences have faced pressure to become more diverse and inclusive. "Having women leaders and mentors visible to young women really helps encourage them to pursue engineering in the first place,” said Penny Wirsing, president of the Society of Women Engineers.
Celebrating the careers and mindsets of women engineers working for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), with leadership insight from SWE CEO, Karen Horting.
This blog strives to facilitate a safe space for discourse on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). It's ok to be uncomfortable and respectfully debate as we learn and grow in this space. Having the conversation is half the battle, and the effort pays off when our teams thrive because every individual can contribute to their full potential.