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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 2023)
  • Touchstone Awards Committee Chair/Co-Chair
  • Membership Committee volunteers
  • Website maintenance volunteer
  • Contact us if you are interested in any other committee or volunteer role!


  • Have an idea for a 2022 SWEP event?  Send an email to the Programs Committee Chairs or participate in one of our scheduled events and share your ideas!

#breakthebias  Happy International Women's Day 2022!  Celebrating this year's IWD with a members' breakfast!  Great to see these smiling faces again!

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://www.swepweb.com/event-4631976

* 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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