photo courtesy of SWE.
AUSTIN, Texas — TE Connectivity Ltd., a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will make a $100K contribution to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to provide scholarships for women and girls pursuing engineering degrees. TE Connectivity CEO Terrence Curtin will announce the donation during WE17, SWE’s conference in Austin which takes place Oct. 26-28.
SWE’s mission is to stimulate women to achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders, demonstrate the value of diversity, and expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving quality of life. As a Corporate Partnership Council member and conference sponsor, TE advances the mission of SWE by providing consultation with the society’s leadership, sharing insight in industry trends and development, and supplying financial support for innovative projects and the operations and infrastructure of the society.
“Inclusion and diversity are core to our values at TE. We strive to make every individual feel engaged, respected and valued, and that includes developing and advancing our female leaders and engineers,” said Curtin. “SWE’s mission resonates deeply with us and we’re proud to announce that we’ll be making a $100K scholarship contribution for women pursuing STEM degrees.”
TE employs more than 1,000 female engineers across the globe and holds over 14,000 patents. In its 2016 fiscal year, TE invested over $640 million in R&D engineering and will continue to invest in and support diverse innovators and leaders that will help create a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future.
“Our mission to support and empower women in engineering would not be possible without the commitment of our dedicated partners such as TE Connectivity,” said Karen Horting, CEO and executive director of SWE. “The donation from TE Connectivity will make a significant impact on our scholarship program which is pivotal in the advancement of our future generations of women engineers.”
In addition to the scholarship contribution, TE will attend WE17 with over 50 representatives including executives, hiring managers, engineers and representatives from the TE women’s network to meet, engage and hire top talent.