Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Education, Science and Technology, Economic Opportunity
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Geography: United States

Founded: 1950


203 North La Salle Street, Suite 1675
Chicago, IL 60601

The Society of Women Engineers:

  • informs young women, their parents, counselors and the general public of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them;
  • assists women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement;
  • serves as a center of information on women in engineering; and
  • encourages women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.

Since its founding, SWE has focused its efforts on introducing young women to careers in engineering, demonstrating to employers and the public the critical role women engineers play in creative teams, and providing support to women engineers as they advance in their careers.