February 2023 Meeting

In February 2023, our meeting featured Kimberley Parsons!

Kimberley Parsons, CEO, Bamboo Teaming

Topic: What Every Leader Should Know to Catalyze Higher Team Performance


In today’s complex organizational environments, interdependent teamwork is not just desirable, but essential. Effective team-based collaboration drives agility, resilience, and adaptability, as well as employee satisfaction, engagement, and morale. This combination is what yields exceptional and consistent results.

Yet for many leaders, the challenge of managing the intricate dynamics of teams—on top of their other leadership responsibilities—can be daunting and overwhelming.

In this session, we’ll cut through that complexity to make the basics of teaming practical and accessible. Grounded in more than 25 years of theory and practice, you’ll learn a time-tested approach that distills team functioning into four interrelated dimensions, with concrete guidance you can implement right away to improve team performance.

In this interactive session, you’ll develop a new understanding of:

– The four key dimensions of team functioning, and how to maximize your team’s specific strengths and opportunities in each dimension

– What you need in your leadership role to catalyze team high performance

– Common “hot spots” that can make or break team functioning, and the corresponding team leadership behaviors you can cultivate to overcome them

November 2022 Meeting

Join us for our November 2022 Section Meeting!

We’ll be joined by Charlotte Water’s Nicole Bartlett who will discuss the Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility in northwest Mecklenburg County. Meeting Date and Time: Monday, November 14th from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST via Zoom. Members will receive an email invite with the Zoom link. See you there!

2022-23 Kick-Off Meeting!

Join us for our 2022-23 Kick-Off Meeting!

We’re looking forward to meeting and reconnecting with Charlotte-Metrolina SWE members! At this meeting, you’ll meet our current leadership, learn about opportunities within our section, and share your ideas about what you’d like to see us accomplish this year. Meeting Date and Time: Monday, October 3rd from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST via Zoom. Members will receive an email invite with the Zoom link. See you there!

UNC Charlotte ENGAGE Co-Op Networking Event

Charlotte SWE Member & Cargill Senior Plant Engineer

Meet Charlotte SWE member and Cargill Senior Plant Engineer, Latefa McFadden, at UNC Charlotte’s ENGAGE Co-Op Networking Event on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

In this fourth annual iteration of this event, the University Career Center and Diversity Programs in the Williams States Lee College of Engineering invites valued Co-Op employer partners to conduct speed networking conversations with Co-Op eligible students.

UNCC markets this event to freshman, sophomore, and junior level students from various under-represented populations to learn more about Co-Op and internship programs offered by engineering firms.

Do you know about SWE’s Learning & Professional Development Opportunities?

SWE Learning empowers women to succeed at every stage of their personal development and professional careers. We support the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in engineering through career resources, professional development, and one-to-one networking opportunities through live and online learning. The Advance Learning Center provides learning to empower you to succeed at every stage of your development.

  • SWE’s diverse offerings feature subject matter experts from a wide variety of thought leaders in STEM and leadership.
  • Inclusive design – Through our commitment to DEI and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), we offer closed captioning and corresponding transcripts to over 70 courses.
  • Earn CEUs/PDHs – SWE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Multiple learning modalities – SWE offers a variety of learning modalities, including live webinars, on-demand webinars, eLearning courses, and mobile micro-learning courses.

Learn more at https://swe.org/learning/.