The Power of Diversity

SWE membership cultivates a lifetime of professional success. SWE's programs and partnerships support the retention and advancement of women in engineering through career services, professional development and networking opportunities. SWE promotes diversity of gender, ethnicity and thought in all of its programs targeting K-12 students through executive-level professionals.

SWE consists of nearly 100 professional sections, 300 student sections, and members-at-large in all engineering and technology disciplines, making SWE a preeminent not-for-profit organization respected among the engineering community and technical societies.

To join SWE today go to or for more information about SWE membership, please call (877) SWE-INFO or (312) 596-5223

New in 2005!

SWE is proud to announce that for the first time, professional members can join SWE and either the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) or the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at a single, discounted rate.

Joint membership with NSBE and SHPE further promotes an inclusive environment within SWE. The goals of this important partnership program are to improve networking opportunities and expand professional development programs for African American and Hispanic women engineers.

The joint membership rate is $110 (plus a $20 application fee for new applicants) for professional membership in either SWE and NSBE or in SWE and SHPE. This offer represents a $15 to $40 savings over joining both organizations separately. Current professional SWE members will be able to take advantage of this special offer in the current renewal cycle for FY06. To renew online today and take advantage of joint membership, go to Joint membership will also be offered to new or reinstated professional members online at .