What is SWE?
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more. Please visit http://swe.org for more info.
What is JD SWE?
The JD SWE Team is a group of employees who are also SWE members and work to organize activities related to SWE as well as encourage more employees to join SWE and leverage the benefits of membership. Mark von Pentz, President Ag & Turf Division, is the team’s Executive Sponsor.
Join your local SWE section!
JD SWE encourages you to join and participate in your local SWE professional section! Find out more about your local section by visiting the SWE Sections of swe.org.
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At John Deere, Diversity & Inclusion is not just a catch phrase or temporary commitment. We are serious about our commitment, and below is a list of recent recognitions from professional organizations: