The SWE Mission

“ Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the
image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and
demonstrate the value of diversity.”

The SWE Objectives

  • To inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.
  • To assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.
  • To serve as a center of information on women in engineering.
  • To encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement.

What does SWE Northeastern do?

A little bit of everything! From professional to academic to social activities, we have it all covered. Have an idea for a new program or event? Just suggest it! A quick sampling of some past and recurring SWE activities:

  • Paint Night
  • Community Outreach
  • Attending the SWE National Conference
  • Informational panel to help freshmen pick their engineering major
  • Volunteering at the Boston Museum of Science and the Boston Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
  • Trivia Night
  • Annual COE BBQ
  • Company tours
  • Women in Engineering Day – fun activities, lunch, and panel from female engineering majors
  • Attending SWE Boston meetings, including SWE-Fest, an annual networking night for local student chapters
  • …and much more!

Who should join SWE Northeastern?

Anyone! All who support women in engineering are welcome. Being a women or even an engineer is not necessary. If you want to meet more people, get professional connections, learn more about our wonderful home city, gain valuable leadership skills, or even just get some help studying for your next physics test, this club is the best place to be.

SWE Diversity & Allyship

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to our mission. SWE believes in a world where equal opportunities and equitable outcomes exist for all.

As the leading voice of women in engineering and technology around the world, it is critical for SWE to be explicit in our support for and work toward these ideals. We acknowledge that obstacles, such as bias and discrimination related to gender and race, have resulted in limited and unequal career opportunities in engineering and technology.

SWE recognizes and values the intersections of our members’ unique characteristics including, but not limited to: ethnicity, race, culture; sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression; age; differences in ability; immigration status, nationality, national origin; education; socio-economic status; family structure; military/veteran status; religious/non-religious beliefs.

SWE respects that gender is a continuum. Everyone is welcome to join SWE as a member. Our programs are focused on those who want to be in a woman-oriented space, and we welcome individuals who identify as non-binary or gender expansive who are comfortable in such an environment.

SWE will uphold its core values, including our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These values will be reflected in the engagement of SWE members individually with their communities. SWE and its members are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, to ensure every member feels a sense of belonging.