"After attending my first conference in Baltimore in 2013, I was able to see the understand SWE on the societal level better. I left the conference feeling proud to be a woman in engineering and was motivated to not only make our section better but also to inspire other girls to pursue engineering. That weekend, I met so many inspirational women figures. I learned a lot about what technologies were happening in the field (from listening to Lightning Talks) and learned how to improve myself professionally.
Since that first conference, I've been hooked on SWE. I have gotten more and more involved, taking on larger leadership roles. Pitt SWE has really helped me to develop my leadership skills and give me the confidence I needed in my abilities.
This past year at conference, we volunteered at the societal SWE's outreach event, "Invent it Build it." We liked the format so much that we decided to model our outreach events like theirs so that we can potentially expand the number of students that can attend our events in future years." -Becky Glucksmann