September 16, 2017
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Recap – Article Discussion at Beacon Cafe

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Fort Worth SWE members met on September 16th for breakfast at the Beacon Cafe at Hicks Airfield in Fort Worth. Section president Jody Snow shared the latest section news with members and led a discussion based on a recent article about gender disparity in engineering. The article questioned whether highlighting the gender disparity in engineering could actually be counterproductive to encouraging more women to pursue the field. It suggested that young women may choose not to consider engineering if they are reminded that it is a male-dominated profession. Section members discussed how to encourage the perception that both women and men can be engineers while not ignoring the issue of gender bias in the workplace.

September 6, 2017
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September Breakfast Meeting & STEM Discussion

Our September meeting will see SWE return to the Beacon Café to enjoy their breakfast buffet.
We will be discussing the upcoming fall calendar, preparations for WE17, and the article
“Programs to boost women in STEM may be backfiring — because women aren’t the problem”.

September 16th (Sat) – 9:00-10:30 am
Beacon Café
171 Aviator Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76179

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

August 17, 2017
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Region Leadership Summit – October 7th

UPDATE: *** This event was rescheduled from late September due to Hurricane Harvey *** If you previously registered, please visit the Leadership Summit website to make any necessary modifications to event and hotel reservations. New attendees are welcome to register.

Fort Worth SWE members are invited to attend the FY18 Region C Leadership Summit. This event will be held Saturday, October 7th, 2017, from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at The Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.

The SWE Leadership Summit is an opportunity for all members to get leadership training, especially those who are SWE leaders and those interested in future SWE leadership. Led by outside Life Coach Jen Newman and the Region C Leadership Coaches, it will be a great weekend of learning and networking with your fellow SWE members.

Session topics include: The Power of Servant Leadership, Developing Your Personal Professional Development Plan, Work Smarter Not Harder and more.

For Hotel Reservations, Registration or more information, please visit the Leadership Summit Website: http://regionc.swe.org/leadership-summit.html.

August 17, 2017
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Recap – Self-Care Workshop with Pat Alva-Green

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This summer, Life Coach Pat Alva-Green provided an engaging hands-on workshop for Fort Worth SWE members:
“3 Self-Care Practices Successful Women Implement Daily”

Participants learned how establishing daily rituals can decrease stress and increase life fulfillment. Pat also discussed why setting personal boundaries is important and how to establish and maintain them. Those who attended the workshop walked away with a self-care plan they could implement immediately to ward off burnout and guide them to more fulfilling personal success.

Pat is a Life Coach and Retreat Leader with the Alva Green Coaching Group.
www.alva-greencoaching.com

August 17, 2017
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Fort Worth Section Officers for FY18

Fort Worth SWE is pleased to announce the following officers for the FY18 fiscal year:

President – Jody Snow
Vice President – Amanda Stahlnecker
Secretary – Ana Gonzales
Treasurer – Melissa Tacconi
Section Representative – Katia Gomez

Thank you to the officers who have graciously volunteered to serve our section this year!

August 17, 2017
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Recap – Fort Worth SWE Annual Banquet

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Fort Worth SWE members gathered in June to celebrate our section’s successes over the past year. During the evening’s events at Copeland’s in Southlake, president Jody Snow reflected on the outreach, professional development and collegiate activities we held. The section officers received Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, “Option B”, as a thank you from the president for serving the section.

March 4, 2017
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March Brunch Meeting – Estate Planning

Join us on Saturday, March 11th for a financial session on estate planning from Jones & Hartmann, LLLP. Learn why putting a plan together is important and find out more from local estate attorneys.

Saturday, March 11th
9:00 – 10:30 am
Beacon Café
171 Aviator Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76179

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Please be prepared to pay using cash, check or Paypal in case we have more than 10 guests (as Beacon Cafe does not split checks for groups larger than 10)

January 31, 2017
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Register Now for the Region Conference Feb 17-19

Be part of Region C SWE’s annual conference this year in College Station, TX. The FY17 conference will be hosted by Texas A&M University SWE and themed “Innovative Women: Channeling Your Creativity.” Attendees will have the opportunity to attend informative workshops, participate in the Career Fair, and network with fellow SWE college and professional members.

*** ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS Friday, Feb 10th! ***

Region C SWE Conference
February 17 – 19
Texas A&M University
For more information or to register, visit the Conference Website

January 24, 2017
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Volunteers needed for Future City Outreach

Future_City_Mini_Challenges1We will be once again presenting engineering activities to engage the participants at the North Texas Future City Competition.  Share your enthusiasm for engineering by helping with activities ranging from building hoop gliders and pom pom shooters to constructing popsicle structures.  The competition will be held Saturday, Jan 28th in the atrium of Nedderman Hall.

There will be a morning shift from 8:30-12:30 and an afternoon shift from 12:30-4:30.  Snacks and lunch will be provided. If you are interested, contact Jody Snow or contact us via our web form.

December 21, 2016
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Leadership Announcement

Our FY17 President, Natalie White, recently shared some exciting (but sad for FW SWE) news.  Her husband accepted a new job in California! Since they will move their family over the holidays, she has stepped down as President for the remainder of FY17. She is very sad to have to leave her post with such short notice but she leaves the Section in good hands with Jody Snow, who was FY17 Vice President and now will take on the role of President once more.

The remaining executive suite has also appointed Amanda Stahlnecker as Vice President for the remainder of FY17. We are excited that Amanda is ready and willing to accept a leadership role in FW SWE.

Please continue to stay tuned to our website and email blasts for Spring opportunities for Outreach, Professional Development, and Social gatherings.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!