SWE GGS FY24 End of Year Wine Tasting

SWE Golden Gate is toasting to the start of summer and the end of a very busy and successful FY24! Join us for a wine or beer tasting and snacks at St. Clair Brown Winery, a woman owned and run establishment in downtown Napa. Spots are limited.


When: Saturday, June 29, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Where: St. Clair Brown Winery & Brewery, 816 Vallejo St, Napa, CA 94559

SWE GGS East Bay Trivia Night

Join Golden Gate SWE for a trivia night at Two Pitchers Brewing in Oakland! A great opportunity for a casual meet up with other women in engineering in the East Bay with no prior trivia experience required.


When: Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Where: Two Pitchers Brewing, 2344 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

SWE GGS East Bay Happy Hour

Interested in unwinding after work and getting to know other SWE GGS members? Come out to SWE GGS’s East Bay Happy Hour!

We’ll be meeting up at BirdHaus Beer Garden in Union City on May 29th with some board games & exciting conversation starters. This beer garden is surrounded by food trucks offering Asian-influenced bites, and offers craft beer and wines.

If you’d like to come, do us a favor and help us get headcount by filling out this RSVP form!


When: Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Where: BirdHaus Beer Garden, 3821 Smith St, Union City, CA 94587

SWE GGS X AWWEE: East Bay Municipal Utility District Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour

SWE GGS is partnering with the Association of Women in Water, Energy, & Environment (AWWEE) for this wonderful opportunity to tour the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s wastewater treatment plant! Join us to learn about what happens to your dirty water after it goes down the drain and what EBMUD does to protect the San Francisco Bay! Spots are limited so sign up at your earliest convenience. Reach out to with any questions.


When: Friday, June 28, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Where: 2020 Wake Avenue, Oakland, CA 94607

SWE GGS Scholarship Awards Banquet

Come celebrate and meet GGS and SCV 2024 SWE Scholarship Awards recipients. There will be past recipient speakers, good food, and opportunity for networking.


When: Saturday, May 18, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Where: Billy Roy’s Burger Co., 3909 Thornton Ave, Fremont, CA 94536

SWE GGS Rodeo Beach Hike

Need a break from the city or simply need an excuse to get out of the house? SWE GGS is taking you to explore the magical views around the Marin Headlands 🌁. Come and join a moderate 5 mile hike 🥾along Rodeo Beach, Coastal and Miwok Trail. Get your bottle of water and come and sweat 💦with your fellow engineers ⚙️.

You don’t need to do the whole 5 miles, choose your own pace and take your own distance. The adventure 🏞 is yours, we are just here to enjoy it with you 💜


When: Saturday, May 11, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: Marin Headlands – Rodeo Beach, Coastal & Miwok Trail

SWE GGS x Humane Open House & Info Session

Join us to learn about the startup company Humane and their product, the AI pin! We are excited to get an inside look at what engineers at Humane do, what positions they are hiring for, and what the AI pin means for the future!

Light refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday, May 1st, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Where: Venue address will be sent to attendees prior to the event.

Coffee with SWE GGS

Come meet up with SWE GGS’s president and other leadership team members for a casual Sunday cup of coffee! Have questions about getting involved with SWE? Need to pick up your swag items? Love a good cup of coffee and fresh baked bread? Come by and hang with us!

When: Sunday, April 28th 10AM – 12PM

Where: The Mill, Divisadero St, San Francisco

Cal Golden Bears Softball Game Social Mixer with UCB SWE Section

Join Golden Gate Professional and UC Berkeley sections of SWE for fun afternoon watching the Cal Golden Bears softball team play Loyola Marymount. Attendance is free at Levine-Fricke Field in Strawberry Canyon. They currently have a record of 21-7!

There is a snack bar at the field. Arrive at 12:15 PM to socialize and the game starts at 1. Here is a stadium guide with the rules for what you can and can’t bring in:

When: Sunday, April 7, 2024, 12:15 PM PT

Where: Levine-Fricke Softball Field, Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA

Why Engineers Might Consider an MBA or Masters in Management

Join Melisa Prevost and Donna Bauman, both Senior Admissions Counselors with Stratus Admissions, and SWE @ UC Berkeley, SFSU, GGS, to learn about why engineers might consider business school or a masters in management.

They will talk about how engineers might leverage an MBA or MiM, the different ways to get an MBA/MiM and share some profiles of female engineers we have worked with and how they leveraged their business degrees. They hope to make this interactive and answer questions as well as provide a foundation of what you can be thinking about whether you are still studying or currently working as an engineer.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 6:00 p.m. PT

Where: Zoom link will be sent 24 hours in advance

RSVP: Click here for RSVP form!

SWE GGS 50th Anniversary Party


Join us for our 50th anniversary celebration of our SWE Golden Gate Section! We will be celebrating with a roaring 20’s inspired party on Saturday, March 16th from 7-9:30 PM at The Palace Theater.

When: Saturday, March 16th, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: The Palace Theater, San Francisco

SWE GGS Engineer’s Week: Workshops with Oakland High

Come join us at Oakland High School to lead an egg drop workshop for Engineer’s Week!

We are looking for 4-6 SWE members to volunteer with us. Please reach out to Jacobi ( or Priya ( for more information!

SWE Speed Networking Event

Kickstart your networking efforts for the new year with our Speed Networking event!

Join us for an evening of dynamic conversations, quick-fire introductions, and the opportunity to expand your network in record time. Come to meet new people, exchange ideas, build meaningful connections, and open doors to new opportunities. Be prepared to elevate your networking game at the Speed Networking event as you connect with people in the blink of an eye!

When: Wednesday, February 7th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Google Community Space, San Francisco

SWE GGS x UCB SWE Cal Women’s Basketball

Join SWE GGS and UCB SWE to watch the Cal Women’s Basketball Team take on St. Mary’s. The game starts at noon but arrive at 11 and meet in the plaza right outside the pavilion entrance for some professional-student networking. We’ll head in at 11:45 AM. Tickets cost $6. Snacks and drinks are available inside the stadium. 

When: Saturday, December 2nd, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where:Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley, Berkeley
RSVP: Here

Bay Area Engineers’ Snowcial Holiday Party

Come and celebrate the holidays with three Bay Area organizations! SWE, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are excited to bring you a happy and warm holiday party on the evening of 15th December. This event will help members mingle with those of the other organizations to get to know each other better and strengthen partnership. Food and beverages will be provided. Prizes will be raffled, but that won’t be limited to just ugly sweaters.

We will also be collecting gifts to deliver the next day to the ‘Toys for Tots’ initiative in collaboration with Chevron, SHPE, and NSBE, so consider bringing a toy to donate. Stay tuned for more details!

When: Friday, December 15th
Where: TBD

Petaluma Pumpkin Patch event

Join the Society of Women Engineers for a fun day at the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze on October 21. Enjoy the beautiful fall weather, take on the challenging corn maze, and enjoy some delicious food from various vendors. It’s a perfect way to celebrate the season!

When: Saturday, October 21nd, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM 
Where:Petaluma Pumpkin Patch, Petaluma
RSVP: For the event and for carpool