If you’re a 6th-12th grade student interested or active in STEM, check out the upcoming opportunities through the Society of Women Engineers’ annual conference in Anaheim, CA this November.
Collegiate members: Enter the PepsiCo Student Engineering Challenge to innovate your way to the largest conference for women in engineering!
WE19 will connect you with speakers who have the talent, experience, and vision to grow your mindset and push you to grow as a person and woman engineer. Read on to learn more about this year’s keynote speakers: impressive women from Disney, Medtronic and 3M.
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.