Swe Podcasts



Podcast by Society of Women Engineers


  • Diverse Episode 7: SWE Governance Update

    06/10/2016 Duración: 25min

    For SWE’s Diverse podcast series, Jessica Rannow, FY17 President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), interviews Natalie Vanderspiegel. Natalie is an FY17 Sonora Region Senator and a Professional Life Member of SWE. In this podcast brought to you by SWE Advance, Jessica and Natalie discuss SWE’s Governance Update. SWE’s Governance Task Force is now reviewing hundreds of recommendations from our working groups to create one cohesive plan. Natalie explains the process and talks about her role in the Senate Working Group. For more information, go to governance.swe.org.

  • Diverse Episode 6: Luann Pendy: WE16 Keynote

    04/10/2016 Duración: 33min

    For SWE’s Diverse podcast series, Jessica Rannow, FY17 President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), interviews Dr. Luann Pendy, Senior Vice President of Global Quality at Medtronic. Dr. Pendy is the opening keynote speaker at WE16, SWE’s annual conference. In this podcast brought to you by SWE Advance, Dr. Pendy talks about her education, career, and how she strives to encourage other women to pursue careers in STEM. Dr. Pendy is the executive sponsor of Medtronic’s Women’s Network, which is a resource group creating and promoting opportunities for women in the workforce. She is also a member of the Leadership Council on Advancing Women at the Conference Board. In 2015, she was named one of the Top 50 Women of Influence in Technology by the National Diversity Council.

  • Diverse Episode 5: Are You Conscious of Your Unconscious Bias

    10/03/2016 Duración: 24min

    Growing up in India taught Smita Tharoor the value of tolerance and the acceptance and appreciation of differences. In this podcast, Tharoor discusses her work helping others become more conscious of their unconscious bias, the value of cultural awareness, and the insights she has gained from working in the very different workplace cultures of the UK and in India. UK-based Tharoor is the founder of Tharoor Associates, a training, coaching and organizational development company. She will be a guest speaker at SWE’s WE conference in India in April 2016, delivering a session titled “Are You Conscious of Your Unconscious Bias?” Tharoor discusses recent research that revealed that those who believe they are not biased are in fact likely to be the most biased — and ways to work more effectively with those individuals.

  • Diverse Episode 4: SWENext Engineering Future Engineers

    26/01/2016 Duración: 24min

    According to the US Department of Labor, women currently make up 7% of mechanical engineers. Early on in her career, Dr. Beth Holloway was one of them. Now Assistant Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education at Purdue University, Dr. Holloway is also the Director of the Women In Engineering Program which is the first of its type nationally. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education, all from Purdue. SWENext is a great way for students aged 18 years and under to get involved in the Society of Women Engineers. We asked SWENexters to submit their questions for Dr. Holloway, who spoke about the engineering profession, the college application process and how to prepare for life as an engineering undergrad. And her advice on applying for scholarships is not to be missed!

  • Diverse Episode 3: María Fernanda Mejía, Senior Vice President & President Kellogg Latin America

    16/10/2015 Duración: 22min

    SWE President Colleen Laymen has a conversation with Senior Vice President & President Kellogg Latin America, María Fernanda Mejía about leadership, mentoring in the moment and the challenges women engineers face today.

  • Diverse Episode 2: Gender Equity & Engineering: Leadership Strategies for Inclusive Cultures

    16/09/2015 Duración: 17min

    SWE leaders will be launching the first national gender study of its kind this spring. In episode two of the Diverse podcast series, “Gender Equity & Engineering: Leadership Strategies for Inclusive Cultures”, host Jo Miller interviews founder and principal of Primer Michaels, Beth Michaels, who is leading the SWE National Gender Equity Culture Study. Learn about the research and how corporate culture impacts the retention and advancement of women employees.

  • How To Navigate Successfully Through Workplaces Shaped By Subtle Bias

    26/08/2015 Duración: 01h01min

    Gender bias falls into four distinct patterns. 1) Prove-it-again!: women have to provide more evidence of competence to be seen as equally competent; 2) Tightrope: Women have to behave in traditionally masculine ways (direct, commanding, ambitious) to be seen as go-getters—but women are expected to be feminine. Often women find themselves walking a tightrope between being seen as too feminine to be competent or too masculine to be likable. 3) Maternal wall: Motherhood triggers strong negative competence and commitment assumptions. 4) Tug of War: Gender bias fuels conflict among women, for example when women receive the message that there’s room for only one woman at the top. My interviews with 127 women (over 60 of them in STEM) show how these biases play out in everyday workplace interactions—and the strategies successful women have used to navigate workplaces shaped by subtle bias.

  • Diverse Episode 1: Chevron Driving Growth with Diversity

    17/08/2015 Duración: 17min

    Jo Miller hosts SWE new podcast series, Diverse. Jo interviews S. Shariq Yosufzai Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds and University Partnerships, Chevron Corporation about their recent Catalyst Award win and how the company has developed a strategy and rationale for diversity as talent and revenue driver.

  • International Speaker Series: Diane Janknegt WE Europe Keynote

    10/04/2015 Duración: 04min

    A brief conversation with Diane Janknegt, founder of WizeNoze technology for kids. Diane was the keynote at the Society of Women Engineers WE Europe conference May 2015.

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