Advocates for Empowerment (A4E) is a gender parity and equality corporate recognition and benchmarking program offered annually by the Society of Women Engineers.

Advocates for Empowerment (A4E) is a gender parity and equality corporate recognition and benchmarking program offered annually by the Society of Women Engineers.

Main Objectives:

Publicly recognize the best employers for diverse women in engineering and technology. 2021 is a pilot phase and will not include recognitions.

Provide companies with actionable information and assistance to recruit and retain diverse women in engineering and technology positions and advance them into top management.

Determine best and promising practices to achieve and maintain parity and equality in the workforce.

Assess how diverse women in engineering and technology positions are doing in the workforce.

Identify areas for more in-depth research on diverse women in engineering and technology.

Why Participate

Promotion of your company as a best employer for diverse women in engineering and technology to SWE’s 40,000+ members and stakeholders.

  • Receive validation that your company is a best place to work from the world’s largest association of women engineers.
  • Increase recruitment and retention of diverse women in engineering and technology.

Actionable performance information to make your workplace better for diverse women in engineering and technology and achieve parity and equality.

  • Assess performance over time and against other companies with meaningful metrics and benchmarks.
  • Drive best and leading programs, policies and practices and targeted interventions.
  • Continuously improve your performance.

Brand awareness that shows that your company cares about and values diversity in engineering and technology.

  • Demonstrate your commitment to transparency, achieving parity and equality, and being an employer of choice.
  • Showcase your strategy and progress.
  • Make it a key part of your marketing strategy.