SWE Magazine is the award-winning publication of the Society of Women Engineers. SWE delivers vital and relevant content that provides insight, analysis, and solutions to workplace issues and current events affecting women in the engineering and STEM disciplines. Reaching more than 47,000 members, stakeholders and supporters, the magazine provides authoritative information on the status of and challenges for women in engineering. SWE Magazine also recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of women engineers past and present across a broad range of fields.

Our publishing cycle comprises two conventional print and digital issues along with three digital and print-on-demand issues.

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as women engineers and leaders.

Awards & Recognition

SWE Magazine is not just a magazine for and about women in engineering fields. It is an award-winning publication, earning recognition from FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards; APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence; and ASBPE, the American Society of Business Publications Editors. These are three of the leading national and international recognition programs in the publishing industry that honor excellence in editorial content and design across print and digital media.

Since receiving its first APEX in 1997, SWE Magazine staff, designers, and contributing writers have earned accolades each year in news and feature writing, cover and page design, editorial concepts, podcasts, and more.

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SWE Magazine

Editorial Staff and Contributors

Laurie A. Shuster

Marsha Lynn Bragg
Senior Editor

JoAnn Dickey Design
Art Direction and Production

Christine Coolick
Sandra Guy
Meredith Holmes
Seabright McCabe
J. Cavanaugh Simpson
Lisa Owens Viani

Karen Horting, CAE  |  Executive Director & CEO


Alexis McKittrick, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Energy

Karen Roth
U.S. Department of Defense

Kaitlyn Bunker, Ph.D., P.E.
Rocky Mountain Institute

Dianne Beever
Dell Technologies

Inaas Darrat
Trinity Consultants

Enanga Daisy Fâlé
Northrop Grumman

Silvia Karlsson, P.E., F.SWE
General Motors

Bianca McCartt
GE Aerospace

Karen Ramsey-Idem, Ph.D.
Cummins Inc.

Speaker of the Senate
Kristine E. Barnes

Collegiate Director
Vidhya Thiyagarajan


Emily L. Ongstad, Ph.D., Chair

Nicole Woon, Chair-elect

Sarvenaz Myslicki, Past-chair
American Express

Alina Bartley
Alvarez & Marsal

Emily Carney

Renee Defeo
W.L. Gore & Associates

Diya Dwarakanath

Amanda Harrison
University of California Santa Cruz

Marcie Mathis
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility

Payal Singh
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Mary C. Verstraete, Ph.D. F. SWE
The University of Akron, Retired

Rishelle Wimmer
Salzburg University of Applied Science

Xuemei (Myra) Zhai
Dow Chemical


Stephanie G. Adams, Ph.D.
Dean, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas

Carlotta M. Arthur, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Caterina Cocchi, Ph.D.
Professor, Physics Department, University of Oldenburg

Diane Foley
Senior Director, Information Technology, Raytheon Company

Gretchen Hein, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Michigan Technological University

Karen J. Horton, P.E.
Professor (retired), Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Maine

Peter F. Meiksins, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Programs (retired), Cleveland State University

Andresse St. Rose, Ed.D.
Director of Educational Research and Evaluation, Education Development Center (EDC)

Bevlee A. Watford, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Engineering Education, Virginia Tech

Rishelle Wimmer
Senior Lecturer, Information Technology and Systems Management, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

Staff support:
Roberta Rincon, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research

Laurie A. Shuster

SWE Podcasts

Tune into Diverse, a podcast by the Society of Women Engineers. SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering community. On Diverse, we highlight incredible thought leaders and personalities in the STEM community and discover who they are at home, at work, and in between. Stream episodes online or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

SWE Magazine Archives

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