WE18 CEU Session: Calling All Women Engineers: Its Time to Break the CEO Boundary!

Face-to-Face Learning
Dana Goldblatt
CEU : 0.1

This live session will be held at SWE's WE18 Conference in Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Location details available below and on the WE18 schedule. 


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  1. Register to attend the session here in the Advance Learning Center - at least 15 minutes prior to session start-time. Those who do not register for the session before it starts will not receive CEU credit.
  2. Attend the full session – to demonstrate this, you must sign in and sign out of each session.
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Only 59 (3%) Fortune 500 companies have been led by a woman since the list was first published in 1955 (Catalyst; Fortune, June 2017). The lack of gender parity in the U.S. and the negative impact it has on women’s lives and society as a whole are highlighted by the Women’s March and both the Me Too and Time’s Up movements. The solution suggested by the record number of women running for public office this year is for women to obtain the political power to make and enforce laws that support and empower them. But, women must also acquire business power by leading more organizations in all sectors. Based on findings and quotes from interviews with board directors, executive search consultants and women CEOs, learn how you can reach and stay in the top position and why as an engineer, you are ideally positioned to break the CEO boundary.

By the end of this session, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe why increasing the number of women CEOs is critical to achieving gender parity.
  2. Identify the main individual, organizational and societal barriers.
  3. Take action to break the CEO boundary for themselves and other women.


The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard.

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Average Rating 3.7


Rebecca Rutishauser - 09/03/2019

Good content but I wish the speaker had spent more time on how to break through the CEO boundary as I think most people in the room knew this was an issue but we wanted more ways to address the issue.

Seena Drapala - 11/05/2018

I found this course to be valuable. I learned: USA lags behind other world countries in women leaders; the process for filling CEO & BODs; organizations need to make a commitment; and taking Profit & Loss positions are important.

Grace Hahn - 10/29/2018

Content was good, speaker was not engaging enough

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