Even in this day and age, 30% of women leaving engineering profession cite organizational climate as the reason . According to Engineers Canada, in 2015, only 15% of practicing engineers were women. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry for more than six decades. In January 2017, SWE Toronto became an official international affiliate of the Society of Women Engineers in Toronto, Canada. SWE Toronto envisions a world where women engineers and engineering graduates are successful and thriving by getting the support they need to become leaders in solving tough problems for our world.
SWE Toronto aims to be a catalyst connecting women in a supportive community where they can feel enabled, empowered and inspired.
To support and contribute to the continual professional success of women in engineering.
- To build a community of engineers, engineering professionals and industry partners who support the success of women in engineering.
- To connect women in engineering across the various stages of their careers and establish a network of women in engineering.
- To facilitate the development of foundational skills necessary to support women in their careers and balance their professional and personal goals.
- To link existing industry networks by organizing collaborative events and building mutually-beneficial relationships.
Honesty. Respect. Strength.