SWE is a non-profit educational and service organization of graduate engineers and women and men with equivalent engineering experience.
The objectives of the Society of Women Engineers are to:
- 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.
While most SWE members are women engineers or women engineering students located in the United States and Puerto Rico, anyone who supports the organization's objectives may apply for membership. SWE has members in every state as well as in more than 20 foreign countries and U.S. military locations overseas. U.S. citizenship is not required.