The Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit educational and service organization of graduate engineers and women and men with equivalent engineering experience. SWE’s membership includes over 35,000 members in 100 sections and 300 student sections.
SWE originated when small groups of women engineers and engineering students began meeting independently in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Nearly 50 women from these groups came together on May 27, 1950 in New Jersey at Green Engineering Camp of the Cooper Union and formed the Society of Women Engineers.

SWE Mission

Empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.

SWE Phoenix Section

SWE PHX was chartered June 16th, 1964 and is among the 25 largest professional SWE sections. We currently serve over 400 members across the Phoenix metro area from all career stages, including collegiate students to retired professionals. SWE PHX members are also employed at a range of companies, from small to large, and in diverse engineering disciplines.

As a professional section, we partner with the collegiate sections at Arizona State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Northern Arizona University. 

Our goal is to create community for our members as part of the larger SWE organization. Monthly, we host several professional development, community outreach and social events for members.