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Society Of Women Engineers

  1. 1. SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS (SWE) HOUSTON SECTION Meet Our EC Representatives A Brief History - Society of Women Engineers (SWE) SWE Houston — Who We Are Why SWE Works In Conclusion  
  2. 2. SWE – CORE BELIEFS <ul><li>Core beliefs, values and purpose of the organization </li></ul>Integrity We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities . Respect We acknowledge gender, ethnic, cultural and other differences, and strive to respect the added values they bring. Mutual Support We provide an organization that fosters mentoring, and the development of professional and personal networks. Professional Excellence We conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards of business practices. Core beliefs, values, and purpose of the organization
  3. 3. SWE - GOALS <ul><ul><li>Current goals as an organization </li></ul></ul>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. <ul><ul><li>Current goals as an organization </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. SWE – REGION C ( 4 STATES ) <ul><li>Where we are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SWE Region C - Texas </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. SWE – WHO WE ARE <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SWE Houston Section </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We have over 300 members </li></ul><ul><li>Representing over 83 different companies </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>SWE Member Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Past Yearly Events </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday Gathering - Dec </li></ul><ul><li>Rice Gingerbread House Judging – Dec </li></ul><ul><li>Galleria to Downtown Networking Happy Hour - Nov </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Space Center Social Event: Haak Vineyards & Winery - Nov </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Meeting - Shop and Learn (Ten Thousand Villages) - Nov </li></ul><ul><li>Rice Girl Scout Badge Day - Nov </li></ul><ul><li>November Medical Center Networking Lunch – Nov </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Event - Support Susan G Komen - Nov </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Meeting – Oct </li></ul><ul><li>WOW! That's Engineering? - Oct </li></ul><ul><li>Macy's SHOP for a Cause - Oct </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Center Networking Lunch - Oct </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Meeting - Sep </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Center Networking Lunch - Sep </li></ul><ul><li>Pearland Networking Dinner - Sep </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Extravaganza – Aug </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Center Networking Meeting – Aug </li></ul><ul><li>Westchase Lunch - Aug </li></ul><ul><li>Central Area Networking Happy Hour - Jul </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Planning Meeting - Jul </li></ul><ul><li>Baytown Area Network Lunch - Jun </li></ul><ul><li>Westchase Area Network Lunch – Jun </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Meeting Hess Club - May </li></ul><ul><li>Westchase Area Network Lunch May </li></ul><ul><li>Central Area Network Lunch - May </li></ul><ul><li>Awards Banquet Apr </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Business Meeting Apr </li></ul><ul><li>March Professional Development Conference Mar </li></ul><ul><li>YEOY Award Recognition Feb </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Leadership Forum Jan </li></ul><ul><li>  Scholarships </li></ul>SWE – WHAT WE DO 53% have been a professional member for more than 10 years 68% attend more than 5 events a year 42% work in the Central (inside 610) area 32% live in the Central (inside 610) area 26% live in various other areas $6500…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  
  7. 7. SWE – BENEFITS: BUSINESS Professional development for women employees Recruiting opportunities & resources Business development with high net worth , well-educated women decision-makers Retention of women employees by demonstrating commitment to advancing women & celebrating their contributions Professional rejuvenation : SWE women inspire, lead, help, direct & create positive work environments <ul><ul><li>Benefits for Business Community </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. SWE – BENEFITS: MEMBER In-person & online worldwide networking Online access to business & job-hunting resources Members-only listservs Experts & mentors in many topics & disciplines e-Classes on many technical and soft skill subjects Student chapters & programs for young women & girls Speaking opportunities at conferences & events <ul><ul><li>Benefits for Individual Members </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. SWE – FUTURE GOALS <ul><li>A look Ahead </li></ul>2008 – What’s Ahead Our Goals for the Year ____Scholarships ____ Professional Development Meetings ____ Networking
  10. 10. FOR MORE INFORMATION Carla Fair-Wright, MCP, CSQE Vice President External Affairs for Society of Women Engineers Houston Area Section P.O. Box 1355 Houston, Texas 77251-1355 Visit our website <ul><ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul></ul>