Affinity Groups

SWE Affinity Groups

The SWE Affinity Groups (AGs) mission is to bring together communities that share similar interests and backgrounds that support the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategic goals of SWE.

The SWE Affinity Groups framework includes Build Community, Professional Development, and Member Empowerment.


  • Develop a sense of community in the Affinity Groups fostering an inclusive environment where people discuss experiences in their engineering career, online and offline.
  • Provide professional development opportunities enabling and sponsoring leadership experiences, networking and mentorship.
  • Empower members through highlighting accomplishments and supporting diversity in the SWE Leadership pipeline, Awards, and Scholarships.

The SWE Affinity Groups are organized into DE&I AGs and Business Interests AGs.

DE&I AGs, are focused on the needs of social minority populations and support initiatives tailored to serve these communities.

Business Interest Groups AGs, are focused on loosely centered around the members’ business environment and career experiences.

Join a SWE Affinity Group

SWE currently has ten active Affinity Groups. Look at the different SWE online communities and find a way to connect that is best for you! To learn more about each group, click the following links:

Diversity and Inclusion:

Business Interests:

If you have questions or want to learn more about the SWE Affinity Groups, please contact