Global Programs

Global Affiliate Program

Global Programs

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.

Why form a Global Affiliate?

  • 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 international@swe.org.

Start a Global Affiliate & Application Requirements

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 international@swe.org.

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

Find a Global Affiliate Near You

Austria
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Brazil
Campinas Metropolitan Region
Rio Grande do Sul – Oeste - Contact Us
Rio Grande do Sul-Porto Alegre & Metropolitan Region - Contact Us
FAHOR - Faculdade Horizontina - Contact Us

Canada
Calgary - Contact Us
University of Calgary
Durham Region-Ontario - Contact Us
Toronto - Contact Us

Colombia
Universidad de la Costa (CUC) - Contact Us

Costa Rica
Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia
San Jose - Contact Us

Germany
Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar

India
Bangalore
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
Mumbai
Mohali - Contact Us
Ramaiah Institute of Technology
Shishu Mandir Community College

Indonesia
Jakarta - Contact Affiliate

Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev University

Nigeria
Federal Capital Territory
Lagos State

Pakistan
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro - Contact Us
Sindh

Peru
Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología

Qatar
Texas A&M Qatar - Contact Us

Turkey
Koc University - Contact Us

United Kingdom
Greater London

United Arab Emirates
The American University of Sharjah - Contact Us
Dubai - 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.

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 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 international@swe.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 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 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.

Meet the Global Ambassadors

Get to know the FY19 Global Ambassadors who span nearly 20 countries and bring a rich diversity of cultures and experiences to SWE.

NAME CITY COUNTRY
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

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

SWE Sister Organizations include:

Japan
Japan Women’s Innovative Network (JWIN)

Korea
Women in Science, Engineering and Technology in Korea (WiTeck)

Nigeria
Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN)