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WELocal 2020 Society of Women Engineers

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Project has ended
Project ended on November 16, at 11:59 PM EST
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WELocal 2020 Society of Women Engineers

Who We Are:

Pitt SWE supports the key values of societal SWE, which are Aspire, Advance, Achieve.

Aspire: Pitt SWE hosts numerous outreach events for various age groups to encourage children and young adults to pursue a career in STEM fields, while also educating parents on how to help them along their path.

Advance: Pitt SWE strives to empower women to advance and succeed in the field of engineering through leadership and career development events.

Achieve: Pitt SWE provides female (and male) students with opportunities to network within the field of engineering, academically, professionally, and become involved in an international society. We hope to be a strong support group and an encouraging community for females in STEM fields on campus and to provide them with the resources they need to succeed. 

Our Mission:

The annual WELocal conference takes places in various locations across the country and every year it provides opportunity for networking with professionals in the field, learning from the success of other powerful women and a priceless life experience. This year the Pitt chapter of SWE will be attending the Buffalo conference and we need your help to bring more girls than ever! With every donation we can lower the total price of the trip and encourage more girls to attend and experience a SWE conference!

How You Can Help:

  • $10: Non-included meals and snacks throughout the weekend
  • $20: Transportation fees (gas, tolls, etc.)
  • $30: Keynote speaker and award ceremony tickets
  • $50: Lodging for one girl for the duration of the trip
  • $100: 1 early registration cost for a collegiate SWE member

TOTAL: $250 for one girl to attend the conference

ANY donation you give will decrease this cost and create a more affordable opportunity for our girls to attend!!

What We’re Looking Forward To:

Fresh Ideas:

  • Learn strategies for salary negotiation
  • Tips for landing your first job
  • Approaches for establishing yourself in a leadership role
  • How to transition back to work after a career break

Professional Development:

  • Inspiring keynote address
  • Progressive workshops
  • Moving presentations from successful professional women in STEM


  • Meet the 40,000+ women who are ready to support you
  • Connect with like-minded individuals
  • Create life-long friendships and connections


  • Meet women in all stages of their career
  • Create opportunities for interviews and internships

Career Advancement:

  • Participation at the career fair
  • Pitch to recruiters and practice your interviewing skills
  • Connect with some of the biggest technology and engineering names of the area


  • Get inspired by the accomplishments of other women of the field
  • Enjoy the appreciation of the SWE community for all the great work your collegiate section does

Any funds raised past the cost of the conference will be put toward general operating costs and future WE conferences! 

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Midnight Munchies!

Your donation will go towards snacks and meals for our girls as we travel to and stay in NY!



Keynote speaker AND awards ceremony tickets would be covered with this donation. After coming home with the Outreach award last year, we’ve got high hopes for this year’s awards ceremony!



Help our wonderful upperclassmen SWE gals who offer up their own cars to drive us to and from the conference pay for gas and tolls.


Registration Cost

It’s only $100 for a SWE member to have the experience of a lifetime networking with professionals, hearing from speakers and winning awards?? What a deal!!



Put 4 members up in a local hotel room for the entire trip!


The Total Package

A gift of $250 would cover all the costs and fees for one SWE member to travel, stay at and attend all events at this year’s conference!

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