The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.


  • Inform young women, their parents, and the general public of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them
  • Serve as a center of information on women in engineering
  • Encourage women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement


The members of Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara Valley Section (SWE-SCV) reside in the California regions of South Bay, Lower Peninsula, Santa Cruz. Our members reflect a diverse range of engineering and technical disciplines.

SWE SCV members are provided with leadership and networking opportunities, which are vital to an engineering professional. In particular, SWE SCV offers the following opportunities:
  • Professional Development Workshops 
  • K-12 School Outreach 
  • Scholarships 
  • Social / Networking Events 
  • Conferences