What is SWE?

SWE is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that helps establish engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE is a great tool to help women succeed, advance toward their goals, and be recognized for life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.

SWE's 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.

About The Section

The Richmond Chapter is within Region E and was founded in 1988 with Shannon Venable as the first president. Currently we are made up of multiple engineering disciplines throughout Central Virginia, including, but not limited to the Richmond metropolitan area, Petersburg, and Charlottesville.

Section Activities

We hold a monthly business meeting by conference call, and about one other activity each month. We invite all local technical women to join our section for meetings and activities, regardless of membership status in the Society.

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National and Regional Links
Society website

Society Website

Region E Website