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From SWEekly posted April 19, 2024
“A person doesn’t know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it.” — Anonymous
SWE Spotlight


“Writing off all the wine I drink would put me in a significantly lower tax bracket…..” . Can you really do it? Check out at the Tax planning strategy workshop with wine tasting on April 24, 2024 at 5.30 pm at Total Wine & More in Tustin. RSVP here.
Professional Development Conference

The Professional Development Conference (PDC) is now open for registration!
Come and interact with Women Engineers, Women in Technology and Women in Science from industry to academia. We strongly encourage first-timers from the above-listed women’s societies to participate in this special annual networking event! 
Join us on May 19th, 2024 (the Sunday, one week after Mother’s Day)!  Register now!
Feel free to drop any questions to Alice Chien at (or

SWE-OC Calendar
Our SWE-OC website and calendar is up and running! To see all of our upcoming events, check out our EVENT calendar.
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Community Outreach

Vitallink is hosting event is for female students ages 14-18 looking at a career in construction, engineering, architecture design, and a myriad of other disciplines with a special emphasis on introducing young women to the trades and possibilities that exist within the construction industry.  We would love to have SWE members represented at the event!

The event is centered around fostering a safety-first mentality and boosting self-confidence – skills that apply to everyday life.  Students will learn to work as a team and effectively communicate with their peers and mentors to achieve successful completion of their projects.

McCarthy STEM Builders 
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: McCarthy Construction (Newport Location)
Cost: FREE
Lunch is provided: In-N-Out 
Parents are welcome to attend as well.

We are also coordinating an informational night on April 23rd, via Zoom, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM to host any teachers, parents, or students who have any questions about the event. I have attached that flyer as well. 

Informational Night
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024
Time:4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Networking Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities
FY25 Leadership Positions
⭐️️Interested in becoming a leader in the SWE-OC community?  Chair and committee member roles are not part of the voting process, but we collect interest for these roles year-round!  We have a number of roles open and unopposed for the FY25.  Please fill out our interest form.
⭐️Have any questions about any of the open positions? Check out our YouTube video (What it’s like to lead at SWE-OC) providing some role insight. For more information on the roles, you can also DM us or email our Nominations Chair Alice Chien at
⭐️Ready to submit your interest? Fill out our Leadership Interest Form linked above.

Planning Meeting

The SWE OC monthly planning meeting is a time to plan upcoming events, discuss priorities, and connect as a group. Whether you’re an officer, committee chair, or brand new to SWE OC and want to get involved, join us! The meeting is on the first Tuesday of the month. Book here or contact to join.

FY24 Officers
President: Rosario Maltbia,
Internal Vice President: Cynthia Hernandez,
External Vice President: Brittany Galliers,
Treasurer: Natalie White,
Secretary: Dr. Vinita Palaniveloo,