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To be a recognized authority on, and advocate for, women in engineering.

SWE Sierra Foothills Goals for 2011/2012

SWE’s Core Purpose

SWE’s Core Values


We conduct our activities in a businesslike manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards


We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities


We acknowledge gender, ethnic, cultural and other differences, and strive to respect the added values they bring

Mutual Support

We provide an organization that fosters the development of professional network and the growth of personal friendships.

SWE’s Stratigic Priorities


Women engineers will be acknowledged as demonstrating the skills required to be effective leaders in a global marketplace.


The engineering profession will benefit, and the quality of life will be enhanced, by more females studying engineering, and attaining high levels of technical achievement.


Women of diverse backgrounds in engineering will increase in numbers and find SWE a dynamic professional society in tune with their interests.


SWE will be recognized as the premiere organization for all women in engineering.


SWE programs and services will provide value and meet the diverse and changing needs of Society members and stakeholders.

SWE’s Objectives