The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nonprofit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. The objectives for the Society were adopted when the society was founded in 1950 and are still applicable today:
Inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.
Assist women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.
Serve as a center of information on women in engineering.
Encourage women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.