Region C’s one of ten regions named after the first ten letters of the alphabet and divided by geographic region. Region C spans four states: Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Strategic priorities: 3
Newly adopted last year, Society SWE aims to improve its membership through the following channels
Goal 1: Professional excellence – SWE will develop women engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives.
Goal 2: Globalization – SWE will be recognized as a global, inclusive organization, promoting diversity and inclusion and serving women engineers wherever they are.
Goal 3: Advocacy – SWE will advocate for the inclusion and success of women, present and prospective, in engineering and technology.
More than half of SWE is comprised of collegiate members across 300 collegiate sections. Professional sections number approximately 100 and make up 45% of overall membership.
Founding Year: 1950
The 1940’s saw a labor shortage in technical fields due to the draft of men for WWII. Women began pursuing engineering jobs but were still less than 1% of the workforce in 1950 when 60 women met in New Jersey to establish the Society of Women Engineers.