In 2014, SWE Headquarters (HQ) approached volunteer leadership with the idea of leading the coordination and execution of SWE region conferences in North America. A Region Conferences task force comprised of former region governors, board members and HQ staff was formed to lay the groundwork for shifting the responsibilities and structure of the region conferences.

A primary goal of the task force was to ensure that the WE Local conferences retained the same sense of community that was ever-present at the region conferences throughout North America, while also providing a consistent and compelling experience for all career stages. Additionally, volunteer leaders remained integral to the strategic vision and practical roll-out of WE Local.

Based on the work of the task force, the WE Local program was launched in 2017 in North America.

WE Local’s History coming soon! 
WE Local takes place all around the world.