Only 13 percent of engineers and 26 percent of computer scientists in the workforce are women, and over 32 percent of women switch out of STEM degree programs in college, according to research by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
SWE aims to improve these statistics, inspire current and future STEM professionals, and empower women engineers worldwide with its annual awards. At this year’s WE18 Conference October 18-20 in Minneapolis, SWE named Booz Allen Senior Lead Technologist Theresa Wesley among its 2018 Emerging Leaders.
Discussions on STEM careers and screening of Dream Big documentary offered at WE17
RESTON, Va., October 31, 2017 — Bechtel, a global engineering, procurement and construction leader, partnered with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to host a free screening of the film DREAM BIG: Engineering our World for schools and community organizations during the SWE Conference in Austin Texas, Oct. 26-28. Female engineers from SWE, Bechtel, and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will share their experiences and discuss science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers with local area students.
During the course of their careers, many highly- skilled professional women will take time away from the workforce—for maternity leave, to care for elderly parents, or due to a spouse’s career change. But after an extended time away, re-entering the job market can seem daunting or down right impossible.
At SXSW 2017, one of the nation’s premier venues for new ideas, Booz Allen Executive Dee Dee Helfenstein discussed the changing workplace, the on-demand economy, and how organizations can attract and retain top talent.
November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Booz Allen’s Holly Rollins and Jaime Nelson were honored at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) annual conference, WE16, held Oct. 28 in Philadelphia. Each year, SWE recognizes a select few individuals who show “continuing dedication to SWE’s mission – striving to highlight the impact and importance of women in engineering across the globe, leading by example, and demonstrating that a career in engineering can be a fulfilling, rewarding pursuit for women of any background.”
As part of Booz Allen's long-standing partnership with the Society for Women Engineers (SWE), the firm is one of seven founding corporate member organizations launching a return to work initiative called the STEM Re-entry Task Force.
Sisters Meline and Arsine Baghdasarian, both cognizant system engineers for AECOM at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant in Washington, United States, discuss their journey that led them to start a new chapter in their careers together.