Annual Banquet

Every year in May, the Wichita Area section of Society of Women Engineers gathers together for an annual banquet so we can acknowledge the accomplishments of the past 12 months, reconnect with our members and the community, and celebrate the another year in the history of our organization that’s been going strong ever since our charter in 1982.

Our 2017 banquet will be held:35Banquet2017

May 23, 2017
Larkspur Bistro & Bar
(904 E Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67202)

5:30 – 6:30 Social and Cash Bar
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner and SWE Presentations
7:00 – 7:45 Rachael Woods, Defense SEIT Leader at Spirit AeroSystems
7:45 – 8:00 Gift Basket Silent Auction* winners announced, Event wrap-up
 *All proceeds benefit Wichita SWE WSU Scholarship Fund

This year’s speaker is Rachael Woods, who is the Defense Systems Engineering Integration and Test (SEIT) Leader at Spirit AeroSystems. She has been with the company for 10 years. Prior to the Defense programs, Rachael was the SEIT Functional Leader for Spirit, and also the A350 SEIT Leader. As the A350 SEIT leader, Rachael lived in Toulouse, France for 1.5 years during the initial ramp up of that program. Rachael joined Spirit as the Invention Program Manager in Intellectual Property Management. She has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and credits toward a master’s degree in Technology Management and also attended Intellectual Property Law classes at Franklin Pierce Law School.

Ticket prices for the event are as follows:

SWE Professional Member $30
SWE Collegiate Member
or high school student
Collegiate Non-member $30
Adult Non-member $35

You can RSVP and purchase tickets here


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Society of Women Engineers
Wichita Area Section
I005 PO Box 1096
Wichita, KS 67201

Hannah Morris

Rachel Battershaw

Kim Burton

Jessica Stitt

Section Representative:
Sara Campbell


Special Thanks

We would like to thank the following establishments for providing a location to hold our meetings:

Watermark Books & Café
Wichita Water Center