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Global Ambassador Program

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The Global Ambassador Program is an opportunity for SWE members outside of the USA to serve in leadership positions to advance SWE's mission. Global Ambassadors promote the SWE brand, grow the SWE community in their region and contribute their diverse global perspectives to SWE's global strategy.

Young engineering student"My role as a Global Ambassador has helped me phenomenally, not just as an aid for self-discovery and development, but has ingrained the social sense of collectivity. It has connected me with the brightest, kindest and nicest of women from across the globe who have taken their time out to help me grow so much."

- Preethi, FY20 Global Ambassador

Become a Global Ambassador

SWE Global Ambassadors serve for one year from 1 July to 30 June. They are provided training and tools to prepare them for success in this volunteer leadership role. Global Ambassadors must reapply each year to ensure they remain up-to-date on SWE activities and pledge their continued commitment. The next application period will open in May 2021.

The Global Ambassador Program seeks individuals from diverse backgrounds that would like to serve in a leadership position representing their city, country, region and the Society.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Paid SWE member
  • Reside outside of the United States
  • Commit to the ambassador responsibilities for the full year from 1 July to 30 June
  • Commit to being actively involved in campus and/or community activities

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. However, ambassadors are eligible for authorized reimbursement funding.

If you are not ready to commit an entire year to serve as a Global Ambassador, but you still want to get involved, email to learn about other opportunities.

Global Ambassador Responsibilities

The Global Ambassador role focuses on representing and promoting SWE, while also growing your personal leadership abilities.

SWE Representative:

  • Actively promote the SWE brand through various communication tools, i.e., personal social media, current employer forums, speaking at events, authoring a published article, etc.
  • Actively recruit and serve as a resource for engineers in your area interested in joining SWE or participating in a SWE activity.
  • Stay up-to-date with current membership and SWE network statistics; be knowledgeable about SWE activities in your city and country.
  • Be familiar with activities outside your region in order to provide a general overview of global activities to potential members and partners.
  • Promote SWE's annual conference and, when applicable, regional/local SWE conferences and workshops.
  • Assist SWE with the localization of products and services for your region. This could include editing resources and toolkits to reflect the norms in your country, serving as a speaker for a webinar or podcast, or identifying local partnerships that could be mutually beneficial.
  • Serve as a resource for Collegiate or Professional Affiliate(s) your area.
  • Serve as a resource for teachers and administrators in your area interested in SWE Outreach activities.
  • Maintain a record of your activities a as SWE Global Ambassador and submit regular reports.

Personal Leadership Development:

  • Complete one of the five SWE Leadership Competency eLearning Modules – Communication, Business Knowledge and Management, Self-Management, Leadership Abilities, or Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship – based on interest.
  • Create a personal Leadership Development Plan (template provided by SWE) in order to set measurable, time sensitive and realistic goals to support your role as a SWE Global Ambassador. The plan will include:
    • Leadership Vision with examples of role models or mentors
    • Blind Spots & Learning Agenda
    • Personal Mission Statement
    • Realignments and coalitions
  • Regularly participate in SWE Global Ambassador conference calls, training webinars and in-person meetings, when applicable.

Meet the Global Ambassadors

Get to know the FY21 Global Ambassadors who span more than 20 countries and bring a rich diversity of cultures and experiences to SWE.

Read more about these leaders from around the world who are advocating for the advancement of women in engineering and technology.

Sanjneet Joshi - Email Brussels Belgium Procter and Gamble
Adriele Rocha - Email Catalão Brazil John Deere
Fabiane Conrad - Email Horizontina Brazil John Deere
Cecilia Breda - Email Indaiatuba Brazil John Deere
Carla Ribeiro - Email São Paulo Brazil Cummins
Karen Chan - Email Oshawa Canada TD Bank Group
Olivia Gillis - Email Toronto Canada AGI Improtech
Farokh Iaqa Kakar - Email Toronto Canada Ryerson University
Elaine Samuel - Email Toronto Canada GM BluePlan Engineering Ltd.
Akhila Srinivasan - Email Toronto Canada CIMA+
Tugce Tuysuz - Email Vancouver Canada Permascand AB
Kathryn Doe - Email Windsor Canada Jabil Healthcare
Wei Dongjie - Email Beijing China Cummins
Cynthia Li - Email Beijing China Cummins
Evy Pinero - Email Beijing China Tsinghua University
Mingjie Luo - Email Chongqing China Cummins
Xiang Xiaoye - Email HeFei China Cummins
Fiona Han - Email Wuhan China Cummins
Fengqin Liu - Email Wuhan China Cummins
Qianyun Chen - Email Xi'an China XCEC
Wei Zhu - Email Wuxi China Cummins
Dan Jiang - Email Wuxi China Caterpillar
Blanca Navarro - Email Heredia Costa Rica DXC
Jarmila Novakova - Email Brno Czech Republic Honeywell
Amira Nasrallah - Email Cairo Egypt SOPHOS
Katrina Simpson - Email Aachen Germany INNIO Jenbacher GmbH
Maheera Abdul Ghani - Email Darmstadt Germany TU Darmstadt
Anca Eisele - Email Mannheim Germany John Deere
Marwa El Hefnawy - Email Munich Germany Apple
Lisa Rimpf - Email Stuttgart Germany Dürr
Paris Amy - Email Würzburg Germany Cummins
Jisha Bhattacharjee - Email Bengaluru India ExxonMobil
Ranul Jain - Email Bengaluru India ExxonMobil
Preethi R Karpoor - Email Bengaluru India CMR Institute of Technology
Shanu Khandelwal - Email Bengaluru India Boeing
Prarthana M J - Email Bengaluru India IBM
Prakruthi Manjunath - Email Bengaluru India Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology
Swathi Pennapareddy - Email Bengaluru India Boeing
Divyashree Rajendra - Email Bengaluru India Caterpillar
Sayantika Saha - Email Bengaluru India Tata Consultancy Services
Anshuma Singh - Email Bengaluru India Applied Materials
Geetika Tripathi - Email Bengaluru India SAP
Bhavna Yadav - Email Bengaluru India Synopsys
Patricia Yesudas - Email Bengaluru India Tata Consultancy Services
Lakshita Jain - Email Bhilai India MIT World Peace University
Mandeep Gill - Email Chandigarh India BD
Neha Pal - Email Chandigarh India Purdue University
Vandana Pandey - Email Chennai India IBM
Santhi Ravi - Email Chennai India Dow Chemical Company
Archana Venkataramanan - Email Chennai India Dow Chemical Company
Suchita Kapoor - Email Delhi India Keysight Technologies
Pearl Ray - Email Gujarat India Reliance Industries Limited
Simmi Nagpal - Email Gurgaon India Self-Employed
Rajwant Kaur - Email Patiala India John Deere
Shweta Patil - Email Pimpri Chinchwad India SPPU
Supriya Bhasme - Email Pune India John Deere
Ashwini Darekar - Email Pune India John Deere
Aishwarya Dubey - Email Pune India Emerson
Geetu Garg - Email Pune India IBM
Sayali Igave - Email Pune India John Deere
Shubhada P Kaulgud - Email Pune India Cummins
Guari Kulkarni - Email Pune India John Deere
Ritvi Mishra - Email Pune India MKSSSs Cummins college of Engineering for Women
Neelam Patwardhan - Email Pune India John Deere
Sameera Shaikh - Email Pune India John Deere
Gitanjali Shinde - Email Pune India John Deere
Kanika Singh - Email Pune India John Deere
Priyanka Tharayil - Email Pune India John Deere
Renuka Thota - Email Pune India Cummins
Neha Verma - Email Pune India Cummins
Garima Yadav - Email Pune India John Deere
Davida Gondohusodo - Email Jakarta Indonesia PT. Andala Auto Global
Umi Kerre - Email Nairobi Kenya Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Ruth Coker Collins - Email Monrovia Liberia Tabitha Renaissance Engineering and Design Inc
Karina Puebla - Email Juarez Mexico Cummins
Yesica Maria Martinez Monreal - Email San Luis Potosi Mexico Cummins
Stella Chukwu - Email Abuja Nigeria Nigerian Airspace Management Agency
Vera Egwuatu - Email Abuja Nigeria Federal Capital Development Authority
Chinyere Igwegbe - Email Abuja Nigeria Krumberg Engineering Limited
Ogochukwu Okeke - Email Abuja Nigeria Conversation for Change (C4C)
Itohan Otoijamun - Email Abuja Nigeria African University of Science and Technology
Stella Uzochukwu-Denis - Email Abuja Nigeria Odyssey Educational Foundation
Jessica Yakwo - Email Abuja Nigeria National Assembly
Anthea Elameyi Udo - Email Federal Capital Territory Nigeria FMWR/Transforming Irrigation Management Project
Adepero Jennifer Abraham - Email Lagos Nigeria Bridgeways Group
Catherine Ameh - Email Lagos Nigeria Unified Payments Nigeria
Oyenmwen Idon - Email Lagos Nigeria Department of Petroleum Resources
Mulikat Abubakar Lanre - Email Lagos Nigeria SCC Nigeria Limited
Ugomma Ogu - Email Lagos Nigeria Stematic Learning Solutions
Peace Ikpotokin - Email Rivers Nigeria Bridgeways Global Projects
Judith Kalu-Nchege - Email Uyo Nigeria
Mirzi Betasolo - Email Lae Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea University of Technology
Priyanka Deva - Email Singapore Singapore IBM
Inga Urbina - Email Barcelona Spain Keysight Technologies
Hamideh Ahmadloo - Email Zurich Switzerland Dow Chemical Company
Gözde Kahraman- Email Istanbul Turkey Koç University
Tutku Kiliçaslan - Email Istanbul Turkey Koç University
Zeynep Deniz Lal - Email Istanbul Turkey Koç University
Ozge Senan - Email Izmir Turkey Cummins
Dr. Benay Uzer - Email Kayseri Turkey Abdullah Gül University
Alexandra Topliffe - Email Darlington United Kingdom Cummins
Rija Ejaz - Email Daventry United Kingdom Cummins
Amrapali Amrapali - Email Hounslow United Kingdom L3Harris
Jacqueline Torley - Email Huddersfield United Kingdom Cummins
Kayleigh McGrail - Email London United Kingdom BD
Shweta Patel - Email Milton Keynes United Kingdom Cummins
Chidiebere Onyenanu - Email Peterborough United Kingdom Cummins