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The Society of Women Engineering Partnership

Posted by Brandon Ring on Jan 3, 2019 9:45:00 AM
Brandon Ring


Smith & Burgess is excited to announce our recent partnership with the Houston Chapter of "Society of Women Engineers." 

The Society of Women Engineers, also known as SWE, is an inclusive organization focused on issues of interest to women specializing in engineering and technical careers. The SWE Houston Area Chapter is the fourth largest chapter in the Nation with almost 700 members.

Like many professional engineering organizations, Smith & Burgess has benefited from the recent increase in female engineers in today's marketplace. With the addition of 10 new hires in 2018, Smith & Burgess' female engineers now represent 35% of our total engineering staff – an increase of over 40% since January of 2016.

After the latest round of interviews, Mr. Dick Baum, Smith & Burgess' Director of Engineering, said...

"It is by no coincidence that our newest team members have been predominately women. They have shown great excitement, are especially qualified, and more than hungry to make a difference in the process safety industry."

The Society of Women Engineers participating members have access to top industry leaders in oil and gas, medical, and finance. Their education and outreach activities are designed to enhance the quality of life for women of all backgrounds who pursue the profession of engineering. Scholarship opportunities are also available for all educational and professional levels, including undergraduate and graduate students, and women re-entering the workforce as engineers.One of Smith & Burgess' most-valued Project Managers, Mrs. Katie Paulin, will be heading up Smith & Burgess' partnership in 2018 and beyond.

"SWE is an incredible organization where members are encouraged and supported in the development of skills necessary to become effective leaders in the global marketplace. I encourage all women engineers who are looking to progress in their technical careers to get involved."

On September 9th, the Houston Chapter will host their annual Membership Extravaganza, where current and prospective SWE members will be able to network and review the list of upcoming SWE events for the year.If you are interested in joining, RSVP by clicking here.

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