With elections coming up in early November, the Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers is out with its annual conference issue released during SWE’s Annual Conference, taking place in Houston this week. Highlights of the issue include two election-themed articles:
STEM Women Scale Electoral Barriers— A record number of STEM candidates won their races in the 2018 midterms, yet women remain underrepresented in U.S. politics. Because they face similar obstacles in their professional careers, however, are women in STEM better equipped to break into male-dominated spaces such as politics?
From Engineering to Public Office Marking her initial year as Puerto Rico’s first woman secretary of transportation and public works, SWE member Eileen Vélez Vega, P.E., shares reflections on her path to this historic appointment.
To read these two stories, and the rest of the magazine content, visit: Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. For more information about the Society, please visit www.swe.org.