Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassador Program

Global Ambassadors

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.

Preethi Karpoor x“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.


Now Accepting FY22 Ambassador Applications

Thank you for your support as a SWE Ambassador over the past fiscal year. If you would like to continue as a Global Ambassador for FY22 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022), please fill out the FY22 Ambassador Application. Renew before 30 June to become a Global Ambassador in FY22!


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.

  • 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 international@swe.org 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 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 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) 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 advocate for the advancement of women in engineering and technology.

NAMECITYCOUNTRYCOMPANY
Sanjneet Joshi – EmailBrusselsBelgiumProcter and Gamble
Adriele Rocha – EmailCatalãoBrazilJohn Deere
Fabiane Conrad – EmailHorizontinaBrazilJohn Deere
Cecilia Breda – EmailIndaiatubaBrazilJohn Deere
Carla Ribeiro – EmailSão PauloBrazilCummins
Karen Chan – EmailOshawaCanadaTD Bank Group
Olivia Gillis – EmailTorontoCanadaAGI Improtech
Farokh Iaqa Kakar – EmailTorontoCanadaRyerson University
Elaine Samuel – EmailTorontoCanadaGM BluePlan Engineering Ltd.
Akhila Srinivasan – EmailTorontoCanadaCIMA+
Tugce Tuysuz – EmailVancouverCanadaPermascand AB
Kathryn Doe – EmailWindsorCanadaJabil Healthcare
Wei Dongjie – EmailBeijingChinaCummins
Cynthia Li – EmailBeijingChinaCummins
Evy Pinero – EmailBeijingChinaTsinghua University
Mingjie Luo – EmailChongqingChinaCummins
Xiang Xiaoye – EmailHeFeiChinaCummins
Fiona Han – EmailWuhanChinaCummins
Fengqin Liu – EmailWuhanChinaCummins
Qianyun Chen – EmailXi’anChinaXCEC
Wei Zhu – EmailWuxiChinaCummins
Dan Jiang – EmailWuxiChinaCaterpillar
Blanca Navarro – EmailHerediaCosta RicaDXC
Jarmila Novakova – EmailBrnoCzech RepublicHoneywell
Amira Nasrallah – EmailCairoEgyptSOPHOS
Katrina Simpson – EmailAachenGermanyINNIO Jenbacher GmbH
Maheera Abdul Ghani – EmailDarmstadtGermanyTU Darmstadt
Anca Eisele – EmailMannheimGermanyJohn Deere
Marwa El Hefnawy – EmailMunichGermanyApple
Lisa Rimpf – EmailStuttgartGermanyDürr
Paris Amy – EmailWürzburgGermanyCummins
Jisha Bhattacharjee – EmailBengaluruIndiaExxonMobil
Ranul Jain – EmailBengaluruIndiaExxonMobil
Preethi R Karpoor – EmailBengaluruIndiaCMR Institute of Technology
Shanu Khandelwal – EmailBengaluruIndiaBoeing
Prarthana M J – EmailBengaluruIndiaIBM
Prakruthi Manjunath – EmailBengaluruIndiaSir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology
Swathi Pennapareddy – EmailBengaluruIndiaBoeing
Divyashree Rajendra – EmailBengaluruIndiaCaterpillar
Sayantika Saha – EmailBengaluruIndiaTata Consultancy Services
Anshuma Singh – EmailBengaluruIndiaApplied Materials
Geetika Tripathi – EmailBengaluruIndiaSAP
Bhavna Yadav – EmailBengaluruIndiaSynopsys
Patricia Yesudas – EmailBengaluruIndiaTata Consultancy Services
Lakshita Jain – EmailBhilaiIndiaMIT World Peace University
Mandeep Gill – EmailChandigarhIndiaBD
Neha Pal – EmailChandigarhIndiaPurdue University
Vandana Pandey – EmailChennaiIndiaIBM
Santhi Ravi – EmailChennaiIndiaDow Chemical Company
Archana Venkataramanan – EmailChennaiIndiaDow Chemical Company
Suchita Kapoor – EmailDelhiIndiaKeysight Technologies
Pearl Ray – EmailGujaratIndiaReliance Industries Limited
Simmi Nagpal – EmailGurgaonIndiaSelf-Employed
Rajwant Kaur – EmailPatialaIndiaJohn Deere
Shweta Patil – EmailPimpri ChinchwadIndiaSPPU
Supriya Bhasme – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Ashwini Darekar – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Aishwarya Dubey – EmailPuneIndiaEmerson
Geetu Garg – EmailPuneIndiaIBM
Sayali Igave – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Shubhada P Kaulgud – EmailPuneIndiaCummins
Guari Kulkarni – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Ritvi Mishra – EmailPuneIndiaMKSSSs Cummins College of Engineering for Women
Neelam Patwardhan – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Sameera Shaikh – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Gitanjali Shinde – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Kanika Singh – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Priyanka Tharayil – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Renuka Thota – EmailPuneIndiaCummins
Neha Verma – EmailPuneIndiaCummins
Garima Yadav – EmailPuneIndiaJohn Deere
Davida Gondohusodo – EmailJakartaIndonesiaPT. Andala Auto Global
Umi Kerre – EmailNairobiKenyaKenya Civil Aviation Authority
Ruth Coker Collins – EmailMonroviaLiberiaTabitha Renaissance Engineering and Design Inc
Karina Puebla – EmailJuarezMexicoCummins
Yesica Maria Martinez Monreal – EmailSan Luis PotosiMexicoCummins
Stella Chukwu – EmailAbujaNigeriaNigerian Airspace Management Agency
Vera Egwuatu – EmailAbujaNigeriaFederal Capital Development Authority
Chinyere Igwegbe – EmailAbujaNigeriaKrumberg Engineering Limited
Ogochukwu Okeke – EmailAbujaNigeriaConversation for Change (C4C)
Itohan Otoijamun – EmailAbujaNigeriaAfrican University of Science and Technology
Stella Uzochukwu-Denis – EmailAbujaNigeriaOdyssey Educational Foundation
Jessica Yakwo – EmailAbujaNigeriaNational Assembly
Anthea Elameyi Udo – EmailFederal Capital TerritoryNigeriaFMWR/Transforming Irrigation Management Project
Adepero Jennifer Abraham – EmailLagosNigeriaBridgeways Group
Catherine Ameh – EmailLagosNigeriaUnified Payments Nigeria
Oyenmwen Idon – EmailLagosNigeriaDepartment of Petroleum Resources
Mulikat Abubakar Lanre – EmailLagosNigeriaSCC Nigeria Limited
Ugomma Ogu – EmailLagosNigeriaStematic Learning Solutions
Peace Ikpotokin – EmailRiversNigeriaBridgeways Global Projects
Judith Kalu-Nchege – EmailUyoNigeria
Mirzi Betasolo – EmailLaePapua New GuineaPapua New Guinea University of Technology
Priyanka Deva – EmailSingaporeSingaporeIBM
Inga Urbina – EmailBarcelonaSpainKeysight Technologies
Hamideh Ahmadloo – EmailZurichSwitzerlandDow Chemical Company
Gözde Kahraman- EmailIstanbulTurkeyKoç University
Tutku Kiliçaslan – EmailIstanbulTurkeyKoç University
Zeynep Deniz Lal – EmailIstanbulTurkeyKoç University
Ozge Senan – EmailIzmirTurkeyCummins
Dr. Benay Uzer – EmailKayseriTurkeyAbdullah Gül University
Alexandra Topliffe – EmailDarlingtonUnited KingdomCummins
Rija Ejaz – EmailDaventryUnited KingdomCummins
Amrapali Amrapali – EmailHounslowUnited KingdomL3Harris
Jacqueline Torley – EmailHuddersfieldUnited KingdomCummins
Kayleigh McGrail – EmailLondonUnited KingdomBD
Shweta Patel – EmailMilton KeynesUnited KingdomCummins
Chidiebere Onyenanu – EmailPeterboroughUnited KingdomCummins