The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is the world's largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. 2015 marks the 65th anniversary of SWE and in honor of this exciting milestone, the Society created "We Built This: a Look at the Society of Women Engineers' First 65 years," a scrapbook of stories and images from the SWE archives.
From the Foreword by Elizabeth Bierman, FY15 SWE President
We set out hoping to boil down the sprawling SWE archives into one scrapbook that takes you on a journey through SWE's history. After all, there's something magical about reading through a scrapbook and having so many pieces of history, full of so many memories, laid out before you. That's the feeling we got when we opened the archives, and it's the feeling we wanted you to have when you open this book. Joy and heartache, triumph, tribulations and perseverance, grace and the kind of tenacity you could only find in the heart of a woman engineer-you'll find it all here. The history of our Society is more than a straightforward chronology of things that have happened. Our history is the result of the choices we've made, the small moments with friends we shared, our achievements and accomplishments. SWE's history is not something that merely happened; it's what we built for ourselves.