Selection Criteria

  • IndividualCompany10%Work Experience: Discuss the nominees’ work experience as it relates to the award.Organizational Structure: Includes at least two women on its Board of Directors and at least 10% of your organization’s Band 1 executive leaders are women45%Advancement of Women: Discuss the nominee’s contribution to advancing women in engineering.  In particular, the nominee’s personal contribution and how it has impacted the acceptance and/or advancement of women in the engineering field.  Include statistics where available and relevant.  
  • Advancement of Women: Discuss the company’s contributions to advancing women in engineering. In particular, initiatives or contributions to change the corporate culture and how it has impacted the acceptance and/or advancement of women in the engineering field. Include supporting metrics where available and relevant. 45%Program Development: Discuss the specific programs developed under the nominee’s direction.Program Development: Discuss the specific programs developed including scope of the initiative(s) and target audiences (entry level, mid-level, senior level, all employees)

Nomination Checklist

The following information constitutes a complete nomination:  

IndividualCompanyA completed application https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/47122-Society-Of-Women-EngineersA completed application https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/47122-Society-Of-Women-EngineersA formal statement:

  • With 1.5 line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right).
  • Maximum length of 2,500 words
  • Address each of the Selection Criteria above with each new section title bolded, underlined and centered: Introduction; Work Experience; Advancement of Women; Program Development; Conclusion
  • DO NOT include graphics or photos within the formal statement.A formal statement:
  • With 1.5 line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right).
  • Maximum length of 3,500 words
  • Address each of the Selection Criteria above with each new section title bolded, underlined and centered: Introduction; Organizational Structure; Advancement of Women; Program Development; Conclusion
  • DO NOT include graphics or photos within the formal statement.
  • The individual candidate’s resume (or curriculum vitae) with single line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right).  Length of 2 pages or less.N/AThe individual candidate’s SWE resume with single line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right). Length of 3 pages or less.  Optional for the Rodney D. Chipp Memorial.The company’s SWE resume with single line spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1-inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, right).  Length of 3 pages or less.  Optional for the Rodney D. Chipp Memorial.The candidate’s biography of no more than 500 words to be used as a basis for SWE publications. The submitted biography may be edited for clarity/content and editorial style. Award recipients will be able to verify the biography before publication. Please do not include any proprietary information in the biography.
  • The company’s summary of no more than 500 words to be used as a basis for SWE publications. The submitted biography may be edited for clarity/content and editorial style. Award recipients will be able to verify the biography before publication. Please do not include any proprietary information in the biography.
  • At least three (3) and not more than five (5) supporting letters. Letters must clearly state who the recommender is and his or her relationship to the nominee.
  • Supporting letters should be from people who are familiar enough with the candidate to be able to address one or more of the selection criteria.
  • All letters of recommendation require some form of authentication from the author. This can be a signature from the author, or an email header showing that the letter originated from the author. This is considered an electronic signature. Any letter without signature will be dropped from the package and may cause disqualification. Nominator is required to retain the documentation should SWE inquire for verification.At least three (3) and not more than five (5) supporting letters. Letters must clearly state who the recommender is and his or her relationship to the nominee.
  • Supporting letters should be from people who are familiar enough with the candidate to be able to address one or more of the selection criteria.
  • All letters of recommendation require some form of authentication from the author. This can be a signature from the author, or an email header showing that the letter originated from the author. This is considered an electronic signature. Any letter without signature will be dropped from the package and may cause disqualification. Nominator is required to retain the documentation should SWE inquire for verification.

All above nomination materials must be compiled into one document and saved using the following naming format: AwardTitle_NomineeLastName or AwardTitle_CompanyName.