Karen Horting

Karen Horting

Executive Director

Karen Horting, CAE, is Executive Director & CEO for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a 40,000 member organization founded in 1950. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women.

With more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and fund development, Ms. Horting came to SWE in March 2004 from the New York Academy of Sciences where she served as Director of Strategic Planning, overseeing the Academy’s development activities and long-range organizational planning.  Prior to NYAS, Ms. Horting worked at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) managing both marketing and fund development on a global level for Science’s Next Wave, a ground-breaking career development website for graduate students and postdocs in STEM.  Her previous experience also includes more than ten years in the paint industry.

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Diversity and Inclusion: Great Minds, Greater Impact

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In our Great Minds, Greater Impact plenary session, our panel of luminaries will take the stage to discuss how diversity & inclusion initiatives are shaping not only their own organizations but the entire STEM field. They will share some of the challenges faced and lessons learned along the way and how they see their field […]

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