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The Society of Women Environmental Professionals is a growing national organization created to develop and enhance the career, educational and personal goals of its members.



SWEP is a national non-profit professional association of women involved or interested in environmental law, science, business, and policy. Our Philadelphia Chapter serves as a resource for members in the Philadelphia region, providing opportunities for professional development through educational programming, social events, mentoring, and public service.

Upcoming events


SWEP GP is looking for volunteers interested for these roles or committees:

  • Executive Board Members (beginning January 2025)
  • Touchstone Awards Committee Chair/Co-Chair
  • Programs Committee Chair/Co-Chair
  • Membership Committee volunteers
  • Newsletter volunteer
  • Contact us if you are interested in any other committee or volunteer role!

If you are interested in serving on our board, please send your resume and email notice of interest to our Executive Committee at info@swepweb.com

Touchstone 2023: Barbie's Green Gala: Celebrating Women Environmentalists!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

March 8th is International Women's Day!


International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th to honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. In the U.S., Australia and the UK, March is also recognized as the Women's History Month to reflect on the contributions women have made to history, culture and society. You can learn about the story behind Women's History Month HERE. 

Be sure to rally behind the call to "Invest in women: Accelerate progress for the 2024 International Women's Day.

    Donate to the Scholarship

    & Grants Fund

    Your contribution will help fund scholarships for students each year and help to fund grants programs for communication organizations!  

    Donate to the Scholarship & Grants Fund- https://swepweb.com/event-5593698

    * Learn more about our Scholarship & Grants Programs or apply for our current round of opportunities- https://www.swepweb.com/swep-scholarships-grants

    our mission

    The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of SWEP (SWEP of Greater Philadelphia) was formed in 1995 as a resource for women environmental professionals in the Philadelphia region. The mission of SWEP of Greater Philadelphia is:

     To encourage and promote the leadership, achievement, and professional development of women in the environmental professions.

     To provide an informal setting for women in the environmental professions to meet, share substantive information and work experiences, and to establish a communications exchange.

     To educate members on new developments and current trends in the environmental field.

     To encourage and promote the development of business relationships.

     To encourage and promote public service in the environmental field.

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