Global Affiliate Program
A SWE Global Affiliate is a community of women engineers who reside outside of the United States and wish to expand SWE's mission. Global Affiliates may be made up of both SWE members and non-members, and their status as an affiliate allows the group to use the name of the Society for group functions. A SWE Global Affiliate may be formed by university students on their campus or professionals within a geographic area (city, region, or province) and once formed they must renew their status annually.
- Platform for networking to meet women in a similar field, share insights and experiences, provide support for one another and collaborate on different activities
- Opportunity to organize a group, in your community or campus, that is sensitive to and can articulate 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 serve in leadership positions
- Scholarship opportunities
- Reimbursement for eligible activities such as events and marketing
Questions about the program? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in applying to become a SWE Global Affiliate? First, check to see if a Global Affiliate already exists on your campus or in your city. If one doesn't exist and you would like to launch a new Global Affiliate, complete the Global Affiliate Professional Documents or Global Affiliate Collegiate Documents. Send your completed materials to email@example.com.
These are the requirements to launch a Global Affiliate:
- Minimum of one (1) "SWE member" or (1) "University Friend of SWE."
Individuals can apply be a SWE member or Friend of SWE at www.swe.org/join. If there will be several people joining, you can send a spreadsheet with their names and payment to SWE headquarters for bulk enrollment. We highly recommend the Global Affiliate name up to 3 other individuals on the application that agree to support, guide and lead the group.
- Letter of Support from an Advocate/Sponsor.
The Advocate/Sponsor can be an association, nonprofit entity, government institution, or corporate partner that commits to mentoring, guiding, and administering support to the Global Affiliate. The Advocate/Sponsor should be in the same city, region or country as the Global Affiliate. When necessary, the Advocate/Sponsor may be tasked with handling the financials for the group. In the case of a university group, the Advocate/Sponsor may be a SWE professional member. If the university group is an official, recognized club at a university with established administrative protocols, the university may act as the Advocate/Sponsor.
- (University only) Letter of Recommendation from the Faculty Advisor.
A Faculty Advisor is required to form a Global Affiliate at a university. This 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.
- For the application, you must also provide:
- The main point of contact for the Global Affiliate
- A signed copy of the Agreement of Appropriate Use
- (University only) Contact information for the Dean of the College/University, permanent school mailing address and email address, and engineering school statistics
Universidad de la Costa (CUC) - Contact Us
Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia
San Jose - Contact Us
Pune, Maharashtra - Contact SWE Pune Affiliate or visit us at pune.swe.org
College of Engineering, Pune
Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune - Contact Us
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Contact Us
PVG's College of Engineering & Technology, Pune
Cusrow Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune
Mohali - Contact Us
Ramaiah Institute of Technology
Shishu Mandir Community College
Jakarta - Contact Affiliate
Federal Capital Territory
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro - Contact Us
Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología
Texas A&M Qatar - Contact Us
Koc University - Contact Us
Global Ambassador Program
The Global Ambassador Program is an opportunity for SWE members outside of the United States to serve in leadership positions to advance SWE's mission. Global Ambassadors promote the SWE brand, grow the SWE community in their city, and are able to speak knowledgeably on SWE products and services. In addition to their role as a SWE representative, Global Ambassadors create a Personal Leadership Development Plan and have the opportunity to complete one of the SWE Leadership Competency eLearning Modules.
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 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. For a copy of the application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t have time to commit an entire year to serve as a Global Ambassador, but you still want to get involved, email email@example.com to learn about other opportunities.
The Global Ambassador role focuses on representing and promoting SWE, while also growing your personal leadership abilities.
SWE Brand Representative (75% of time):
- 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.
- Assist SWE with promotion of Annual Conference (WE) and when applicable, regional/local SWE conferences and workshops.
- Assist SWE with the localization of products and services to be better utilized in 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.
- When applicable, serve as a resource for Collegiate or Professional Affiliate(s) your area.
- When applicable, serve as a resource for teachers and administrators in your area interested in SWE Outreach activity.
- Maintain a detailed log that describes your activities a as SWE Global Ambassador and submit a report at year end.
Personal Leadership Development (25% of time):
- 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.
Get to know the FY19 Global Ambassadors who span nearly 20 countries and bring a rich diversity of cultures and experiences to SWE.
|Cecilia Breda - Email||Indaiatuba||Brazil|
|Carla Prado Riberio - Email||Sao Paolo||Brazil|
|Brittany Carter - Email||Halifax||Canada|
|Karen Chan - Email||Oshawa||Canada|
|Evangeline Philos - Email||Toronto||Canada|
|Revathy Vattukkalathil - Email||Toronto||Canada|
|Tugce Tuysuz - Email||Vancouver||Canada|
|Li Xing - Email||Beijing||China|
|Yunfei Gong - Email||Beijing||China|
|Candy Lv - Email||Wuhan||China|
|Wei Zhu - Email||Wuxi||China|
|Blanca Rosa Navarro - Email||San Jose||Costa Rica|
|Alina Shosky - Email||Limassol||Cyprus|
|Joan Ferrell - Email||Brno||Czech Republic|
|Fabienne Seibold - Email||Kaiserslautern||Germany|
|Anca Eisele - Email||Mannheim||Germany|
|Maryam Saif - Email||San Pedro Sula||Honduras|
|Sayantika Saha - Email||Bangalore||India|
|Santhi Ravi - Email||Chennai||India|
|Vandana Pandey - Email||Chennai||India|
|Hema Negi Rawat - Email||Delhi||India|
|Susmita Narayan - Email||Gurgaon||India|
|Avani Shah - Email||Pune||India|
|Pallavi Ambaldhage - Email||Pune||India|
|Priyanka Vipin Tharayil - Email||Pune||India|
|Shalvika Patil - Email||Pune||India|
|Shruti Khalwadekar - Email||Pune||India|
|Davida Gondohusodo - Email||Jakarta||Indonesia|
|Jane Aurora Nawilis - Email||Jakarta||Indonesia|
|Tiferet Kronfeld - Email||Shoham||Israel|
|Princess M. Zawu - Email||Monrovia||Liberia|
|Laura G Carlos - Email||San Luis Potosi||México|
|Stella Uzochukwu-Denis - Email||Abuja||Nigeria|
|Ikpotokin Osalumhense Peace - Email||Ebonyi||Nigeria|
|Catherine Amuta - Email||Lagos||Nigeria|
|Udo Elameyi Anthea - Email||Nigeria|
|Inga Urbina - Email||Barcelona||Spain|
|Beatrice Camarota - Email||Eindhoven||The Netherlands|
|Tutku Kilicaslan - Email||Istanbul||Turkey|
|Ozge Senan - Email||Izmir||Turkey|
|Mariam Abdurahman Musallam - Email||Abu Dhabi||United Arab Emirates|
|Ghada Elkeissi - Email||Dubai||United Arab Emirates|
|Irma Khan - Email||Dubai||United Arab Emirates|
|Niki Inglis - Email||Darlington||United Kingdom|
|Dawn Whiting - Email||Peterborough||United Kingdom|
|Maria Petrova - Email||Fleet||United Kingdom|
|Jo Costura - Email||Cambridgeshire||United Kingdom|
|Devna Devang Chauhan - Email||Darlington||United Kingdom|
|Jessica Rogers - Email||Surbiton||United Kingdom|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWE Sister Organizations include:
Japan Women’s Innovative Network (JWIN)