12 members attend WE Local - here's what they thought!
"The WE 18 local conference in Providence was like no other. I felt more a part of a community as I was able to interact with professionals across the northeast due the networking opportunities provided during breakfast. My favorite talk was ‘Bridging the gap at the workforce’ which consisted of a panel of 5 speakers playing jeopardy and answering questions about the work place." ~ Simran Bhatia (ME '18)
"The SWE conference was eye-opening in a few ways. I was able to listen, witness, and speak to female engineers that fit no specific stereotype, as is often characterized. I was also able to sit in on talks that were educational in regards to entering a company multi-generational workforce and how to succeed as as a young engineer." ~Aejandra Flores (ME '18)
"I had a great experience at the SWE Local Conference. I found the talks to be very informative! My favorites were about how to negotiate a salary and how to deal with generation barriers in the workplace. I also found the guest speaker who spoke at lunch to be very entertaining and inspiring as she shared her experiences as a woman in various fields! I’ve very glad I went!" ~Rachel Avioli (ME '18)
"I felt incredibly inspired by all of the women that I met at the SWE Regional Conference. I received valuable advice and wisdom from PhD students to to manufacturing managers, and I left with a newfound sense of excitement about my career path and the ways I can give back to the SWE community." ~Skylar Karshevsky (BME '20)
"At first I was hesitant to attend, but I am so glad that I did and had a new outlook on females in engineering. I had the opportunity to meet so many female engineers and hear their stories about working at various companies and how they dealt with adversity. I have learned how to deal with uncomfortable situations in a positive manner that may occur in the workplace." ~Thema Williams (ME '19)
"WE Local 2018 was a great experience, allowing young collegiettes like my self to get a taste of the professional world in a welcoming environment. The conference empowers women to succeed in their given field while giving them the tools needed to defend against gender discrimination and other issues that could arise as a minority in an environment catered to the majority." ~Miriam Massaad (BME '20)
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