The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a non-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and receive the recognition and credit for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
The Central Illinois Section has been recognized at both the regional and national level, and holds a variety of events for its members. Typically there are two to three events per month, ranging from professional development presentations to outreach activities to networking lunches and social outings to technical tours and work/life balance events. For members wanting to get more involved, the Executive Committee meets monthly and all members are welcome to attend.
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SWE-CI FY14 Candidate Slate
We are happy to present the slate of candidates for SWE-Central Illinois FY14 Officers. Additional candidates can be nominated by petition per our bylaws, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for a voting link in your inbox on May 7!
President-Elect: Jen Brooks
Secretary: Emily Munday
- Homa Afjeh
- Ranjani Rao
- Kirsten Mauritzson
- Irma Khan
Alternate Section Rep: Satvika Vallabhaneni
SWE-CI wins NOW award
Central Illinois SWE received the Women's History Month Award from the National Organization for Women (NOW) Peoria chapter on March 16, 2013. The Award was presented to SWE-CI for “Mentoring each other and inspiring young women engineers”.
2012 SWE-CI Section Awards Recipients
- Jada Hoerr - Distinguished Member Award
- Cindy Loos - Outstanding Engineer Award
2012 CI-SWE Section Awards
- Region H Highest Retention for Large Professional Section
- Region H Highest Net Increase for Large Professional Section
- Region H Highest Growth for Large Professional Section
SWE CI FY13 Officers
- President: Amy Hammar
- President Elect: Sabrina Arrick
- Secretary: Jennifer Brooks
- Treasurer: Homa Afjeh
- Section Representative 1: Carol Weber
- Section Representative 2: Kirsten Mauritzson
SWE CI History
In celebration SWE's 60th Anniversary, several SWE members were interviewed to document the past, present and future the SWE Central Illinois Section.