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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.


SWE Boston News

Upcoming Event: Social/Networking

Nov  13

Creating and delivering presentations that WOW and WIN
Sponsored by: Intel

Presented by: Debbie Fay, Founder bespeak presentation solutions, IIc

Please RSVP by: November 6, 2014

Event Overview:
Now more than ever, being afforded the chance to present your product or service to a potential client is an opportunity you never want to 1.) pass up or 2.) mess up. If you are avoiding meetings, situations or events because of fear or dislike of public speaking, this is a presentation you don’t want to miss. If you find yourself walking away from your presentation without your initiative adopted or business won and aren’t sure why or what to do about it, Debbie Fay will provide the answers and solutions you’ve been searching for. If you’re thinking “If only I could be a speaker like….” this presentation has you written all over it.

Join us as public speaking coach Debbie Fay debunks the myths and illuminates the realities of what makes confident compelling change-making presenters and presentations, the kind who deliver presentations that get heard and get results. In this workshop you will learn:

• Conquering fear of public speaking
• Audience Assessment and focus
• Organizing content
• Speaking the audience’s language
• Storytelling
• Avoiding audience distractors both verbal and non-verbal
• Connecting with your audience
• Question and Answer

About the Speaker:
Debbie Fay is the founder of bespeak™ presentation solutions, llc, providing public speaking coaching, corporate training, and presentation development to businesses worldwide, including: BNY Mellon Bank, US Fund for UNICEF , the Hay Group, Tauck World Travel, and many others. An award winning trainer and teacher with a lifetime of performance experience, Debbie has helped hundreds of people of all ages and vocations present themselves and their message with confidence, conviction and clarity. Described as “hilarious and inspiring” Debbie promises you will leave with solid new tools and knowledge to be a speaker who gets heard and gets results.
Debbie is a contributing author to Forbes.com and the Huffington Post. Her book; Nail it. Create and deliver presentations that connect, compel, and convince. will be available on Amazon.com in October of 2014.

For more information about Debbie Fay and bespeak™, go to:
or contact Debbie directly: dfay@bespeakpresentations.com

6:00 - 6:30: Registration and Networking
6:30 - 7:00: Dinner
7:00 - 7:15: SWE announcements and a few words from Intel
7:15 - 8:15: Main presentation, with Q&A
8:15 - 8:30: Wrap Up

Dinner will be provided. Vegetarian Option available.

All attendees must register by the RSVP date. Late Registration or attendance will not be permitted. Attendees must supply name, including middle name, employer name (e.g., for government personnel, their jurisdictions and agencies) and title/occupation. All attendees should be ready to present a form of ID. All attendees will be required to sign a photo release form.

Location: Intel (HD2 building)
77 Reed Road
Hudson, MA 01749

From North:
1. Take I-495S toward Marlboro
2. Exit 25A for MA-85 toward Hudson
3. Merge on to MA-85
4. Continue on Technology Drive
5. Turn Left into Intel Campus
6. Drive to Hd2 main lobby (First few buildings will be HD1, beyond that is HD2)

From South:
1. Take I-495N toward Lowell
2. Exit 25A for MA-85 toward Hudson
3. Merge on to MA-85
4. Continue on Technology Drive
5. Turn Left into Intel Campus
6. Drive to Hd2 main lobby (First few buildings will be HD1, beyond that is HD2)

From West:
1. Take I-290E towards Marlboro
2. Merge on to MA-85
3. Continue on Technology Drive
4. Turn Left into Intel Campus
5. Drive to Hd2 main lobby (First few buildings will be HD1, beyond that is HD2)

"Tickets are non-refundable. However, if a request is made at least 72 hours before the scheduled event, the amount paid can be used as credit towards a future event. Please note that this credit expires within 60 days of the request being approved."

About Intel:
Intel, is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. It is the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker. Intel’s corporate vision is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. Some of the passions of Intel are promoting math and science education, inspiring youth around the world and giving back to the community. For more information: www.intel.com

To register for this event:

Eventbrite - Creating and delivering presentations that WOW and WIN




SWE Boston is excited to announce that our organization was awarded the following at the SWE National Conference in Houston in 2012:

Thank you to all the volunteers who made these awards possible!


Region F News

Region F Leadership Summit


Sep  21

Region F is hosting a "Leadership Summit" on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Western New England University. This summit is available to the entire region. Its primary goals are to provide leadership training to the incoming & returning collegiate and professional officers, discuss Society initiatives relative to Region F, define Region F goals for FY14 and conduct Region business. Professional Section Reps must attend the Region Business Meeting Portion. The agenda will provide the professional development in the morning and then conduct region business after lunch. The entire event will run from 8:30am-4:30pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.



Region F Conference

Apr  05

The FY14 Region F Conference will be held at Western New England University. Our conference motto, “Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination” seeks to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit that drives engineers. Over 25 workshops and events will provide professional development and networking for collegiate and professional members. This includes the career fair, a good opportunity to meet amazing companies in our region.

We invite you to learn about this year's conference sessions and keynote speaker by visiting http://regionf.swe.org/region-f-conference

For registration: http://regionf.swe.org/registration



National News

SWE National Conference - WE13

Oct  23 24 25

SWE Society Conference - WE14 + ICWES16, October 23-25, Los Angeles, California

More than 7,000 women from around the world will come together in Los Angeles next October for WE14 + ICWES16. Save the date now and make a plan to meet your peers and engaging organizations at the largest global exchange for change for women engineers. WE14 will also be hosting ICWES16, the 16th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists. Now celebrating 50 years since the first ICWES, organized by SWE, WE14 + ICWES16 welcomes engineers and scientists from around the globe. Attendees from both organizations will discover the latest in technology while building their professional networks and contemplating the next steps in their careers.They'll be coming to network, start or advance their career and experience highly rated professional development offerings. Plan now to be among your peers—save the date to ensure you are part of this inspiring conference. As a woman in engineering and technology, it's the best way for you to add to your own personal history of success. Interested in presenting at WE14 + ICWES16? The submission deadline is March 11, 2014 for WE14 and January 31, 2014 for ICWES16.

To learn more about this event, go to: http://Society of Woment Engineers.swe.org


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