Mission Statement

Empower women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life, ​and demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.


Active Members


Award-Winning Design Teams


Annual SWE Mission Awards


Years Empowering Women at UF


Adopted at UF in 1958: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit 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. 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, and outreach and advocacy activities. Below are SWE’s three objectives. 

  • Goal 1: Professional excellence – SWE will develop women engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives.
  • Goal 2: Globalization – SWE will be recognized as a global, inclusive organization, promoting diversity and inclusion and serving women engineers wherever they are.
  • Goal 3: Advocacy – SWE will advocate for the inclusion and success of women, present and prospective, in engineering and technology.

Core Values

  • Integrity: We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities. 
  • Inclusive Environment: We embrace diversity in its broadest interpretation and commit to creating an inclusive environment for all our members and stakeholders.  We value the contributions of a diverse membership, which enables SWE to achieve its full potential.
  • Mutual Support: We provide an organization that fosters mentoring and the development of professional and personal networks.
  • Professional Excellence: We conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards of business practices.
  • Trust: We share a common definition of success with open, transparent access to information, building mutual respect and confidence in the competence of those with whom we lead, serve and partner with.