Upcoming Events

Join SWEP-MA for a full year of events, including these:


EBC MassDEP Regional Meetings


SWEP-MA is co-hosting a series of regional meeting of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) with our partner EBC. Please join us for one or more of these upcoming regional meetings.

Date: October 2, 2018- Southeast Region
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Brown and Caldwell – 101 Industrial Park Road #205, Taunton

Register Online


October 24, 2018- Northeast Region
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: McLane Middleton – 300 TradeCenter #7000, Woburn

Registration for this meeting will open soon.


November 8, 2018- Western Region
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Tighe & Bond – 53 Southampton Road, Westfield

Registration for this meeting will open soon.


“From Geek to Plain Speak:
How to tell your science story”

Short-course Presented by Tinker Ready


Tinker Ready
Tinker Ready

As a journalist, Tinker Ready specializes in using simple language to explain scientific concepts. She strives for strong voice, conversational language and clarity in her work for Nature, Undark, Medscape and other publications. As an instructor, Tinker works with scientists who want to communicate clearly with colleagues and the public in a way that reflects the precision and integrity of their work. Scientists are usually better writers than they think. Tinker offers a simple approach that will help them become more confident sharing their ideas with any audience.

Date: October 24, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 7:30, dinner included
Location: EH&E, Newton, MA
Cost: $45 SWEP Members, $65 Non Members

Register Online


SWEP Networking Event


Please join us for a free networking event and meet other environmental professionals.

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Waltham

This event is free, but please register so we'll know your coming.

Register Online


"How to Present for Success"


Mary Cheyne, Magnetic Podium, will lead this informative talk on giving more successful presentations. SWEP-MA is co-hosting with SPC [spconsultants.org]

Date: December 3, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., dinner included
Location: Waltham, MA

Cost: $45/65. First time attendees and SWEP members get reduced rates.

Registration for this meeting will open soon.



Our annual membership drive is on!

Not a 2017-2018 SWEP member yet? Consider joining today!
Your 2017-2018 membership is valid through August 2018


Visit our Membership page to learn about other benefits.

View our Events Page

Future events are being planned now. For more upcoming and past events, visit our Events Page

Welcome to SWEP-MA!

The Society for Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) is a national non-profit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, engineering, business, and policy. Our chapter serves as a resource for members in Massachusetts, providing opportunities for professional development through networking, educational programming, mentoring, social events and public service.

SWEP is a unique organization composed of professionals from a variety of disciplines, providing members with greater exposure to information from and contacts in diverse environmental practice areas.

SWEP-MA (our Massachusetts chapter) is planning a full year of great networking opportunities including notable speaker dinner events, monthly meet and greet receptions, business skill development programs, and public service activities.

Visit our Events page for upcoming event descriptions and details. Or look at Past Events for some of the activities you missed.

Be Part of the Leadership of SWEP-MA!

SWEP-Massachusetts is an active organization supporting those involved in or interested in environmental law, science, business and policy. In 2006 a group of enthusiastic women decided to create a SWEP chapter here in Massachusetts. Almost 12 years later… it is time to create a new leadership team!

We invite you to become part of a new SWEP Leadership Committee.

This organization relies upon the dedication that our volunteers give to make our events and programs happen! Now we need new leadership to continue the vision of SWEP-MA.

Anyone interested in guiding the future of SWEP-MA by being part of the Leadership Committee, please email us at: info@swep-ma.org

Thank you to all who have volunteered to assist on various committees! We'll continue to need your help once our new Leadership Committee comes together.

Contact us via email or phone

We welcome your interest in SWEP-MA and are eager to answer your questions. You can email us at info@swep-ma.org. Your questions will be answered promptly.

You can also find more information about SWEP-MA and contact information for our committee chairs at our Contact Us page.

Support Our Programs

Do you like what we are planning? Do you want to help our chapter grow by planning, hosting or sponsoring an event? All levels of participation are welcome. Contact us at info@swep-ma.org.

New! — Pictures from our Events

Event photo

We are starting to take and upload photos from our events. If you have photos that you would like for us to include please email them to us at info@swep-ma.org. If you could, please include a caption (who is in the picture, what's going on, etc.) All pictures are welcome!

Pictures from our recent events are now online at our new Event Photos page.




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