KAREN HORTING: Executive Director & CEO Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Karen Horting is the Executive Director and  CEO of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Over the past decade, Karen’s leadership at SWE, a FIRST Strategic Alliance, has helped to significantly grow this great partnership through increased employee volunteerism and financial support for FIRST teams.

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.

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, and outreach and advocacy activities.

For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.

We invite you to explore the values, principles, and priorities that guide our initiatives and learn how together, WE can continue to make a lasting impact on the future. Explore our About SWE mobile course within the Advance Learning Center. The course will provide a more in-depth description of SWE’s mission, vision, and strategic goals and provide an overview of SWE’s key programs and member benefits.