Thanks for tuning into the latest edition of the “Getting to Know You” column! This monthly series features one of Region E’s FY14 leaders so you have a chance to “meet” her, hear about her SWE career path, and learn a fun fact or two by the end!
This month, you’ll hear from Marge Inden, our Region’s Treasurer!
1) When did you begin your SWE career?
I joined SWE in 1977 as a freshman at Columbia University. Back then, Columbia College was all-male. So there were very few women on campus – the Barnard students did not spend much time on our side of Broadway in their first year, and I wanted female friends. Ever since then, SWE has been an important part of my life.
2) Explain a little bit about your current SWE position(s).
3) What does SWE mean to you?
SWE has meant many things to me. It’s a professional development network, a social network, and an important cause! I cannot imagine how much I would have missed had I not been involved in SWE for all these years.
4) What advice would you give to people just starting their SWE careers?
Say yes. Take on a position, and do it well. Don’t expect to start at the top. Find a good mentor.
5) What is the first thing you notice about a person?
Their facial expression. Do they look happy? Worried? Tired? Upset? Bored? You can say the right words, but without the right expression I won’t believe you.
6) If money was no object, what would you be doing right now?
Well, I’d probably quit my job, but I would surely still be involved in SWE!