Society of Women Engineers

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Global Affiliate Program

A SWE Global Affiliate is a community of women engineers outside of the United States who wish to expand SWE's mission. Global Affiliates are local networks that aim to meet the needs of women engineers in their community to help their advancement – whether through organizing professional development events, hosting outreach activities, connecting women with career opportunities or other unique needs in their area.

About Global Affiliates

SWE Global Affiliates may be formed by university students on their campus or by professionals within a geographic area (city, region, or province).

Global Affiliates may be made up of SWE members and non-members, and their status as an affiliate allows the group to use the name of the Society for group functions. Global Affiliates receive personalized logos and marketing materials, SWE brand guidelines and access to a free website-building service to bring a more professional look to their activities.

Once formed, Global Affiliates renew their status and report new leaders annually.

What does a SWE Global Affiliate offer?

  • A network of women in similar industries to share insights and experiences, provide support for one another and collaborate on activities
  • Opportunity to organize a group that can articulate and advocate for the specific needs and concerns of women engineers
  • Access to resources to conduct outreach activities and encourage young girls to explore STEM
  • Recognition of achievements through SWE awards programs
  • Opportunity to develop skills, such as public speaking, event planning, team management, etc., through affiliate leadership roles
  • Scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science
  • Reimbursement for eligible activities such as events and marketing

Questions about the program? Email us at international@swe.org.

Start a Global Affiliate

Interested in starting a SWE Global Affiliate? First, check to see if one already exists on your campus or in your city. If no affiliates exist in your area, review the requirements below and complete an application to get started. Once you have started the application, you will be able to create an account and save your progress.

Requirements to launch a Global Professional Affiliate:

  • Minimum of one (1) "SWE member". Individuals can apply be a SWE member at www.swe.org/join. If there are several people joining, include their names in the application. It is highly recommend that the Affiliate name up to 4 members on the application who agree to support, guide and lead the group.
  • Letter of Support from an Advocate/Sponsor. The Advocate/Sponsor may be an association, nonprofit entity, government institution, or corporate partner committed to mentoring, guiding, and supporting the Affiliate. The Advocate/Sponsor should be in the same city, region or country as the Affiliate. When necessary, the Advocate/Sponsor may be tasked with handling the financials.
  • Main point of contact
  • Acknowledgement of the Agreement of Appropriate Use (found within the application)

Complete the online Global Professional Affiliate Application. Please note, professionals wanting to launch a Professional Affiliate in China should complete the PDF version here and submit to international@swe.org

Requirements to launch a Global University Affiliate:

  • Minimum of one (1) "University Friend of SWE." Individuals can apply be a Friend of SWE at www.swe.org/join. If there are several people joining, include their names in the application. It is highly recommend that the Affiliate name up to 4 members or Friends of SWE on the application who agree to support, guide and lead the group.
  • Letter of Support from an Advocate/Sponsor. The Advocate/Sponsor may be an association, nonprofit entity, government institution, corporate partner or SWE professional member commited to mentoring, guiding, and supporting the Affiliate. The Advocate/Sponsor should be in the same city, region or country as the Affiliate. When necessary, the Advocate/Sponsor may be tasked with handling the financials. If the Affiliate is a recognized club at a university with established administrative protocols, the university may act as the Advocate/Sponsor.
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Faculty Advisor. A Faculty Advisor is an individual from the university who is committed to supporting the group. This person does not need to be a SWE member, but it is highly recommended.
  • Main point of contact
  • Acknowledgement of the Agreement of Appropriate Use (found within the application)
  • Contact information for the Dean of the College/University, permanent school mailing and email addresses

Complete the online Global University Affiliate Application.  Please note, students wanting to launch a University Affiliate in China should complete the PDF version here and submit to international@swe.org

Find a Global Affiliate Near You

Austria

Brazil

Canada

China

Colombia

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Germany

India

  • B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai - Contact Us
  • Bangalore - Contact Us
  • Chennai - Contact Us
  • College of Engineering, Pune - Contact Us
  • CMR Institute of Technology Bengaluru  - Contact Us
  • Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune - Contact Us
  • Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune 
  • KIT's College of Engineering, Pune - Contact Us
  • Delhi - Contact Us
  • IIT Madras Alumni Association - Contact Us
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar - Contact Us 
  • Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, Delhi
  • Kolhapur - Contact Us
  • MIT-World Peace University (WPU), Pune - Contact Us
  • Mody University of Science and Technology, Sikar, Rajasthan - Contact Us
  • Mohali - Contact Us
  • Mumbai - Contact Us
  • Pune - Contact Us
  • PVG College of Engineering & Technology, Pune - Contact Us
  • Ramaiah Institute of Technology
  • Shishu Mandir Community College
  • Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh - Contact Us 
  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore - Contact Us

Indonesia

Liberia 

Mexico

Nigeria

Pakistan

  • Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro
  • Sindh

Papua New Guinea

  • Papua New Guinea University of Technology - Contact Us

Peru

  • Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Qatar

Republic of Kazakhstan

  • Nazarbayev University

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

Global Ambassador Program

SWE Global Ambassadors serve from July 1 to June 30. They are provided training and tools at the beginning of their term 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. Applications for the Global Ambassador program are accepted annually from June 1 to June 30.

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.

Become a Global Ambassador

SWE Global Ambassadors serve from July 1 to June 30. They are provided training and tools at the beginning of their term 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. Applications for the Global Ambassador program are accepted annually from June 1 to June 30.

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 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

Meet the Global Ambassadors

Get to know the FY20 Global Ambassadors who span nearly 20 countries and bring a rich diversity of cultures and experiences to SWE. Check out the Global Ambassador Yearbook to learn more about each of them.

NAME CITY COUNTRY COMPANY
Adriele Rocha - Email Catalão Brazil John Deere
Fabiane Conrad - Email Horizontina Brazil John Deere
Cecilia Breda - Email Limeira Brazil John Deere
Marina Gessinger - Email Porto Alegre Brazil John Deere
Beatriz de Rizzo - Email São Paulo Brazil Cummins
Camille Duvalle - Email São Paulo Brazil ExxonMobil
Carla Ribeiro - Email São Paulo Brazil Cummins
Karen Chan - Email Oshawa Canada TD Bank Group
Alessandra Massaro - Email Toronto Canada CIMA+
Evangeline Philos - Email Toronto Canada Weston Foods
Akhila Srinivasan - Email Toronto Canada CIMA+
Tugce Tuysuz - Email Vancouver Canada Permascand AB
Kathryn Doe - Email Windsor Canada Jabil Nypro
Lulu Ge - Email Beijing China Cummins
Evy Pinero - Email Beijing China Tsinghua University
Dongjie Wei - Email Beijing China Cummins
Liu Fengqin - Email Wuhan China Cummins
Candy Lv - Email Wuhan China Cummins
Qianyun Chen - Email Wuxi China Cummins
Liang Qun - Email Wuxi China Caterpillar
Zhu Wei - Email Wuxi China Cummins
Blanca Rosa Navarro - Email Heredia Costa Rica DXC
Jarmila Novakova - Email Brno Czech Republic Honeywell
Katrina Simpson - Email Aachen Germany INNIO Jenbacher
Jamila J. Borda - Email Blaustein Germany Continental
Anca Eisele - Email Dannstadt Germany John Deere
Haley Carney Nunes - Email Hannover Germany Continental
Fabienne Seibold - Email Mannheim Germany John Deere
Dr. Eng. Marwa El Hefnawy - Email Munich Germany Intel
Maryam Saif - Email San Pedro Sula Honduras Penn State University
Sanjana Alex - Email Bengaluru India Biome Environmental Trust
Jisha Bhattacharjee - Email Bengaluru India ExxonMobil
Vinita Chaudhary - Email Bengaluru India Collins Aerospace
Ranul Jain - Email Bengaluru India ExxonMobil
Preethi R Karpoor - Email Bengaluru India CMR Institute of Technology
Shanu Khandelwal - Email Bengaluru India Boeing
Vaishali Kowshik Bengaluru India Honeywell
Shalawn Kirkland Jackson - Email Bengaluru India ExxonMobil
Amrita Mishra - Email Bengaluru India Collins Aerospace
Annapoorni R K - Email Bengaluru India IBM
Ramalakshmi Rajendiran Bengaluru India Boeing
Sayantika Saha - Email Bengaluru India General Motors
Usha Nandini Shekar - Email Bengaluru India SAP
Preeti Shukla - Email Bengaluru India Shell
Geetika Tripathi - Email Bengaluru India SAP
Vandana Verma Sehgal - Email Bengaluru India IBM
Bhavna Yadav - Email Bengaluru India Synopsys
Vandana Pandey - Email Chennai India IBM
Santhi Ravi - Email Chennai India Dow Inc
Archana Venkataramanan - Email Chennai India Dow Inc
Simmi Nagpal - Email Gurgaon India Self-Employed
Pallavi Ambaldhage - Email Pune India Cummins
Aishwarya Dubey - Email Pune India Emerson
Shubhada P Kaulgud - Email Pune India Cummins
Jashanpreet Kaur - Email Pune India John Deere
Shruti Khalwadekar - Email Pune India John Deere
Anuja Pandey - Email Pune India Emerson
Neelam Pathak - Email Pune India Cummins
Shalvika Patil - Email Pune India John Deere
Sameera Shaikh - Email Pune India John Deere
Rishika Shekhawat - Email Pune India John Deere
Arti Shinde - Email Pune India John Deere
Kanika Singh - Email Pune India John Deere
Garima Yadav - Email Pune India John Deere
Davida Gondohusodo - Email Jakarta Indonesia  
Ruth Coker Collins - Email Monrovia Liberia  
Winnie Mameni Siakor - Email Monrovia Liberia Education Development Center
Edith N. Tarplah - Email Monrovia Liberia MHB Power
Princess Mariam Zawu - Email Monrovia Liberia Liberia Telecommunications Corporation
Laura Carlos - Email San Luis Potosi México Cummins
Yesica Maria Martinez Monreal - Email San Luis Potosi México Cummins
Vera Egwuatu - Email Abuja Nigeria Federal Capital Development Authority
Stella Uzochukwu-Denis - Email Abuja Nigeria Odyssey Educational Foundation
Ruth Osariemen Ize-iyamu - Email Benin Nigeria Ehiozefe International Company
Anthea Udo Ochedikwu - Email Federal Capital Territory Nigeria FMWR/Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project
Catherine Omada Ameh - Email Lagos Nigeria Unified Payments Nigeria
Mulikat A. Lanre - Email Lagos Nigeria SCC
Ugomma Deborah Ogu - Email Lagos Nigeria NxGen Technologies
Ikpotokin Osalumhense Peace - Email Port Harcourt Nigeria DC
Sandy Goodnews Sunday - Email Port Harcourt Nigeria Prime Source Limited
Charity Ukwune - Email Port Harcourt Nigeria Bubble Point Nigeria Limited
Dr. Mirzi L. 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
Beatrice Camarota - Email Eindhoven The Netherlands Cummins
Suzanne Klaassen - Email Heiloo The Netherlands Suzanne Swint Engineering Solutions
Tutku Kiliçaslan - Email Istanbul Turkey Koc University
Ozge Senan - Email Izmir Turkey Cummins
Dr. Benay Uzer - Email Kayseri Turkey Abdullah Gül University
Devna Devang Chauhan - Email Darlington United Kingdom Cummins
Jacqueline Torley - Email Huddersfield United Kingdom Cummins
Jessica Circe Rogers - Email London United Kingdom Genuine Jesstures Coaching
Shweta Patel Milton Keynes United Kingdom Cummins
Andra Patricia Groapa - Email Peterborough United Kingdom Caterpillar

Sister Organizations

In an effort to deliver localized educational programs and services to women engineers in all parts of the world, SWE recognizes the value of partnering with national and regional entities in various countries. SWE Sister Organizations share in the mission and values of SWE and are dedicated to helping women achieve their full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders.

Benefits of SWE Sister Organizations

Members of SWE Sister Organizations are valued “Friends of SWE” and entitled to various SWE benefits, which may include access to online professional development training through SWE ADVANCE, opportunities to co-host and co-brand local events, special rates to attend SWE's Annual Conference and much more.

If you are a member of a SWE Sister Organization, please contact your organization to learn more about your SWE benefits. If you would like to learn how your organization can participate in the SWE Sister Organization Program, please contact us at international@swe.org.

List of SWE Sister Organizations

Thank you to SWE Global Champions

Global Champions advance SWE’s mission by committing to actively create, nurture and sustain organizational opportunities for women engineers and technologists across the globe.

Join the Global Champion community to pledge your support for all women in engineering. Learn more about Global Champions or contact SWE for details.

Global Programs