Who We Are

Mission Statement:

  • stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, 
  • expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and
  • demonstrates the value of diversity.

Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit educational service organization of both professional engineers and engineering students dedicated to the advancement of women in the engineering profession. It originated when small groups of women engineers and women engineering students began meeting independently in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Nearly 50 women from these groups came together on May 27, 1950 in New Jersey at Green Engineering Camp of the Cooper Union and formed the Society of Women Engineers.

Society of Women Engineers – Greatland Section

The Greatland Section is the only professional section in Alaska so our members are spread throughout Alaska.  We are a member section within Region J, which also includes Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. We’re a group of women professionals who first officially came together in 1989.  We meet about once a month to network, learn, go over society business, grow, and support each other.  We engineer for state, federal and local governments, A/E design firms and industry, including oil and gas.  Entrepreneurs among us run their own businesses.  We are moms, wives, and singles who enjoy a wide range of activities.  We are passionate about giving back to the community through out outreach events and partnering as well as our scholarships.  To learn more about our objectives and officers’ duties, download our SWE Greatland Section Bylaws.