• Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders.
  • Expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life.
  • Demonstrate the value of diversity.


  • Inform young women, their parents, counselors and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers open to them.
  • Assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.
  • Serve as a center of information on women in engineering.
  • Encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement.

Key Issues

  • Leadership – Provide opportunities for members to develop leadership and management skills to enable them to achieve their maximum potential and further their their ability to attain increasingly important positions of responsibility.
  • Education – Provide programs to encourage girls and women to enter engineer and encourage members to attain high levels of achievement in their fields.
  • Visibility – Increase visibility of SWE and its programs to members, the technical community and the general public.
  • Diversity – Develop programs to encourage and sustain increase participation in the fields of science and engineering reflective of our diverse population.
  • Resources – Increase the Society’s resources for the purpose of supporting high quality programs and services to meet its goals.