What: The Society of Women Engineers will host its Fourth Annual State of Women in Engineering panel discussion at WE19–the world’s largest conference and career fair for women engineers– in Anaheim, Calif. The State of Women in Engineering will provide clarity to the wealth of data that is available and shed light on some of the most important trends that affect the advancement of women in engineering, drawing from key research findings.
The event is open to the media. State of Women in Engineering will address topics that include:
- Highlights from SWE’s most recent literature review of the social science research focusing on gender equity in the STEM professions
- What SWE’s research tells us about the experiences of women on the community pathway toward an engineering degree
- A report on a study SWE conducted on women engineers’ workplace and employee engagement
The importance of developing gender-inclusive mentoring cultures in organizations
When: Friday, November 8, 2019
Where: Anaheim Convention Center
Who: Panelists include:
- Peggy Layne, P.E., assistant provost for Faculty Development at Virginia Tech
- Roberta Rincon, Ph.D., senior manager of Research, SWE
- Brad Johnson, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership Ethics and Law at the U.S. Naval Academy, faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University
WE19 is the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology, drawing more than 14,000 women engineers, advocates for women in engineering, engineering companies, researchers, thought leaders in engineering and collegiates pursuing engineering.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. For more information about the Society, please visit www.swe.org or call 312.596.5223.