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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nonprofit 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. The objectives for the Society were adopted when the society was founded in 1950 and are still applicable today:
  • Inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the general public, of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them.
  • Assist women in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement.
  • Serve as a center of information on women in engineering.
  • Encourage women engineers to attain high levels of education and professional achievement.

 

SWE Boston News

Upcoming Event: Social/Networking

Sep  24

SWE Boston Professional Development Meeting
What does it take to lead in a V.U.C.A. World?*
Lessons from Managers-Leaders Who Do It
* Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous

Sponsored by: National Grid


Presented by: Nance Goldstein, PhD, ACC

Please RSVP by: September 16, 2014

Event Overview:
• Do you wonder how anyone can be a successful manager when there is so much change?
• Have you wondered about if you have what it takes to move up in management, but you’ve never seen a great manager, so you got no model?
If you answer yes to either question, join SWE Boston’s conversation with managers who will reveal what the V.U.C.A. world demands of managers.
Frontline and middle managers are the go-to people for implementing change. Most managers fail even in calm times. Two-thirds of all US employees would rather get another boss than get a pay raise! Add to the “normal” manager job the challenges of motivating people through today’s uncharted territory.

Join a seasoned engineering manager and a leadership expert talking candidly about how to engage staff through change. They’ll talk about how to motivate people across boundaries (like they don’t work for you!). We’ll discuss how to deal with resistance to change from people who fear what they’ll lose or what it will cost. They’ll tell what prepared them to face the challenges of innovation. And what they wish they had known before!
You’ll leave the conversation with ideas of how to become a great manager-leader.
• You’ll have ideas how to improve your relationship with your own manager.
• After a leadership development activity, you’ll have specific steps you can take the next day to develop your own manager-leader capability.

About the Speaker:
Nance Goldstein knows about the turbulence that rocks US industry as an experienced industry researcher, certified leadership coach and trainer. She helps new managers find successful ways to respond to the torrent of challenging workplace situations, even if they find themselves outside their comfort zones. They get great results for their staff, their organizations and themselves. She’s taught IEEE Boston courses on leadership development, conflict resolution and successful management. She led a SWE Boston Hot Topics for New Managers group. Her clients and hosts include Harvard University, Women in Management, Women in Technology International, New England Human Resources Association, Boston Society of Architects, Women in Design, Massachusetts LeadingAge aging services, BU School of Medicine, and Case Management Society of New England. She’s a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University’s WSRC and an ACHE Faculty Associate. •How to make your 20somethings happier… So you all pull together. Summary of management research on what 20somethings, the country’s largest age group ever!, really want from work and a guide for managers to engage their interest and commitment http://workingwiselygroup.com/how-to-make-20-somethings-happier/ •Pain Relief for New Managers – Recover from painful problems to manage your staff with calm competence and great results.www.WorkingWiselyGroup.com/ebook.

Agenda:
5:15 - 6:30: Dinner
6:00 - 6:20: National Grid and SWE Introduction
6:20 - 7:30: Program Begins
7:30 - 7:50: Q&A with Nance
7:50 - 8:00: Wrap Up

Dinner will be provided. Vegetarian Option available.

All attendees must register by the RSVP date. Late Registration or attendance will not be permitted. Attendees must supply name, including middle name, employer name (e.g., for government personnel, their jurisdictions and agencies) and title/occupation.All attendees should be ready to present a form of ID. All attendees will be required to sign a photo release form.

Location: National Grid
40 Sylvan Rd
Waltham, MA 02451-1120

From The West:
•Take I-90 East to Exit 14 I-95/Rt. 128 North
•Continue on I-95/Rt. 128 North getting off at Exit 27B
•At the stop light, turn right onto Wyman Street
•At the next stop light, turn right onto Totten Pond Road/Winter Street
•Cross over I-95/Route 128 and continue on Winter Street; you will see the Cambridge Reservoir on your right
•Continue on Winter Street through the light at the intersection with West Street
•Take your first left after the light at the Reservoir Woods East Campus sign, the driveway will bring you to the building main entrance on your right
•Stay straight to continue past the building to the parking area and covered garage

From The East:
•Take I-90 East to Exit 14 I-95/Rt. 128 North
•Continue on I-95/Rt. 128 North getting off at Exit 27B
•At the stop light, turn right onto Wyman Street
•At the next stop light, turn right onto Totten Pond Road/Winter Street
•Cross over I-95/Route 128 and continue on Winter Street; you will see the Cambridge Reservoir on your right
•Continue on Winter Street through the light at the intersection with West Street
•Take your first left after the light at the Reservoir Woods East Campus sign, the driveway will bring you to the building main entrance on your right

From The South:
•Take I-95/Route 128 North to Exit 27B
•At the stop light, turn right onto Wyman Street
•At the next stop light, turn right onto Totten Pond Road/Winter Street
•Cross over I-95/Route 128 and continue on Winter Street; you will see the Cambridge Reservoir on your right
•Continue on Winter Street as it turns to the right along the Reservoir
•Continue on Winter Street through the light at the intersection with West Street
•Take your first left after the light at the Reservoir Woods East Campus sign, the driveway will bring you to the building main entrance on your right
•Stay straight to continue past the building to the parking area and covered garage

From The North:
•Take I-95/Route 128 North to Exit 27B
•Coming off the exit ramp, bear right onto Winter Street
•Continuing on Winter Street you will see the Cambridge Reservoir on your right
•Continue on Winter Street as it turns to the right along the Reservoir
•Continue on Winter Street through the light at the intersection with West Street
•Take your first left after the light at the Reservoir Woods East Campus sign, the driveway will bring you to the building main entrance on your right
•Stay straight to continue past the building to the parking area and covered garage

About National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and develop an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’. In the northeast U.S., we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
For more information please visit our website: www.nationalgridus.com.
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To register for this event:

Eventbrite - What does it take to lead?
"Tickets are non-refundable. However, if a request is made at least 72 hours before the scheduled event, the amount paid can be used as credit towards a future event. Please note that this credit expires within 60 days of the request being approved."

June  08

June Networking Brunch

SWE Boston's international brunch series continues this June! Let's eat at a Gourmet Greatness! ~The Phantom Gourmet. Voted “New England’s Best Chinese Food”- (1st Place) ~WHDH-TV News 7 Boston

Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Time: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Location: Kowloon, 948 Broadway, Saugus MA 02110
Please RSVP at: at http://www.sweboston.org

To register for this event:

Eventbrite - June Networking Brunch

at stacey.gomm@gmail.com. or at (207) 299-6883. If you have questions, please contact Stacey Gomm at stacey.gomm@gmail.com.
Stacy's Number is: (207) 299-6883.
Note: Please keep Stacey informed if you are not able to attend after the RSVP.

 

Awards

 

SWE Boston is excited to announce that our organization was awarded the following at the SWE National Conference in Houston in 2012:

Thank you to all the volunteers who made these awards possible!

 

Region F News

Region F Leadership Summit

 

Sep  21

Region F is hosting a "Leadership Summit" on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Western New England University. This summit is available to the entire region. Its primary goals are to provide leadership training to the incoming & returning collegiate and professional officers, discuss Society initiatives relative to Region F, define Region F goals for FY14 and conduct Region business. Professional Section Reps must attend the Region Business Meeting Portion. The agenda will provide the professional development in the morning and then conduct region business after lunch. The entire event will run from 8:30am-4:30pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

 

Region F Conference

Apr  05

The FY14 Region F Conference will be held at Western New England University. Our conference motto, “Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination” seeks to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit that drives engineers. Over 25 workshops and events will provide professional development and networking for collegiate and professional members. This includes the career fair, a good opportunity to meet amazing companies in our region.

We invite you to learn about this year's conference sessions and keynote speaker by visiting http://regionf.swe.org/region-f-conference

For registration: http://regionf.swe.org/registration

 

 

National News

SWE National Conference - WE13

Oct  23 24 25

SWE Society Conference - WE14 + ICWES16, October 23-25, Los Angeles, California





More than 7,000 women from around the world will come together in Los Angeles next October for WE14 + ICWES16. Save the date now and make a plan to meet your peers and engaging organizations at the largest global exchange for change for women engineers. WE14 will also be hosting ICWES16, the 16th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists. Now celebrating 50 years since the first ICWES, organized by SWE, WE14 + ICWES16 welcomes engineers and scientists from around the globe. Attendees from both organizations will discover the latest in technology while building their professional networks and contemplating the next steps in their careers.They'll be coming to network, start or advance their career and experience highly rated professional development offerings. Plan now to be among your peers—save the date to ensure you are part of this inspiring conference. As a woman in engineering and technology, it's the best way for you to add to your own personal history of success. Interested in presenting at WE14 + ICWES16? The submission deadline is March 11, 2014 for WE14 and January 31, 2014 for ICWES16.

To learn more about this event, go to: http://Society of Woment Engineers.swe.org

 

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