What is SWE?
SWE is a non profit organization that empowers 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. There are professional and collegiate SWE sections. We are the professional SWE section for the greater Richmond area.
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.
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.