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Society of women_engineers

  1. 1. SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE) HOUSTON AREA SECTIONCarla Fair-Wright, MCP, CSQEVice President External Affairs for Society of Women EngineersEnergy Collaborative Workforce Meeting - July 22, 2008
  2. 2. A Brief History - Society of Women Engineers (SWE) SWE Houston — Who We Are Why SWE WorksSOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE)HOUSTON SECTION
  3. 3. Core beliefs, values, and purpose of the organization SWE – CORE BELIEFSIntegrityWe aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in ourpersonal and professional relationships and responsibilities.RespectWe acknowledge gender, ethnic, cultural and other differences, and strive to respect theadded values they bring.Mutual SupportWe provide an organization that fosters mentoring, and the development of professional andpersonal networks.Professional ExcellenceWe conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding thehighest standards of business practices. Core beliefs, values and purpose of the organization
  4. 4. Current goals as an organization SWE - GOALS SWE will Provide opportunities for women to attain, enhance, and demonstrate leadership, and professional and technical excellence that results in career aspiration, advancement, achievement, and satisfaction. Embrace and promote the value and power of diversity in specialties, age, race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, and interests. Share its acquired knowledge and promote programs that bridge the gaps in recruitment, professional development, and retention of women in engineering Inspire girls and women from diverse backgrounds and life stages to aspire to engineering for meaningful and rewarding careers.Current goals as an organization
  5. 5. SWE Region C - Texas Where we are SWE – REGION C ( 4 STATES )
  6. 6. SWE Houston Section SWE – WHO WE ARE Who we are • We have over 300 members • Representing over 83 different companies
  7. 7. Women Engineers by Industry SWE – WHERE WE AREIndustry %Male %Female Male Female Total Aerospace 90.9% 9.1% 167,055 16,653 183,708 Process 85.6% 14.4% 92,769 15,583 108,352 Commercial 89.9% 10.1% 408,397 46,098 454,495 Environment al 77.8% 22.2% 44,943 12,816 57,760 IT 83.7% 16.3% 2,012,543 392,663 2,405,206 Maritime 94.9% 5.1% 14,737 791 15,528 Nuclear 91.6% 8.4% 13,284 1,222 14,506 Process 93.7% 6.3% 35,376 2,372 37,748 2,789,103 488,199 3,277,302
  8. 8. Employed Engineers by Gender Scholarships SWE – WHAT WE DO $6500.00 4 - $500 Bechtel Scholarships 6 - $500.00 SWE-HA Scholarships 1 - $1000.00 FIRST Scholarship 1 - $500.00 Special Circumstances Scholarship. 2 - $2600.00 Space Camp Scholarships Year Male Female % Female SWE Member Statistics 1983 1,480,824 91,176 5.8% 1994 1,711,122 154,878 8.3% 53% have been a professional member for more than 10 years 1995 1,771,544 162,456 8.4% 1996 1,793,400 166,600 8.5% 68% attend more than 5 events a year 1997 1,840,544 195,456 9.6% 1998 1,824,228 227,772 11.1% 42% work in the Central (inside 610) area 32% live in the Central (inside 610) area 1999 1,860,414 220,586 10.6% 26% live in various other areas Source: US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, Volumes 1995 through 2000; Table: Employed Civilians, by Occupation, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin. (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment and Earnings, monthly, January issues.)
  9. 9. Benefits for Business Community SWE – BENEFITS: BUSINESSProfessional development for women employeesRecruiting opportunities & resourcesBusiness development with high net worth, well-educated women decision-makersRetention of women employees by demonstratingcommitment to advancing women & celebrating theircontributionsProfessional rejuvenation: SWE women inspire, lead,help, direct & create positive work environments
  10. 10. Benefits for Individual Members SWE – BENEFITS: MEMBERIn-person & online worldwide networkingOnline access to business & job-hunting resourcesMembers-only listservsExperts & mentors in many topics & disciplinese-Classes on many technical and soft skill subjectsStudent chapters & programs for young women & girlsSpeaking opportunities at conferences & events
  11. 11. 2008 – What’s Ahead SWE – FUTURE GOALSEvents AheadCheck our websitewww.swehouston.orgA look Ahead
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