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Browse the Reuther's audio clips for miscellaneous radio spots, interviews, and speeches. Currently this area of the Reuther's Web site includes content from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 2, 2008


4:58 minutes (4.55 MB)
Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Bernice Brody asks Renee Weisman how her involvement in the Society of Women Engineers has helped her professional life. Weisman describes how she gained a better sense of her strengths and weaknesses and how the Society has provided her with a professional network. Brody explains that her involvement in SWE has strengthened her public speaking skills, provided her with a support network in difficult times, and has helped her to handle large projects. She and Marge Inden recall when SWE members encouraged Brody to pursue a new career opportunity. Weisman explains that women’s professional networks provide women with the support they need to break the glass ceiling. Inden explains how her leadership positions in SWE allowed her to hone her project management skills and reiterates the importance of the professional network that SWE provides.

Weisman, Inden, and Brody all began their engineering careers at IBM. After nearly 40 years with the company, Weisman retired in 2007 as a distinguished engineer and director of engineering and has since started a leadership consulting firm. Inden transitioned from a career in engineering to one in the financial sector and is currently a senior registered client service associate at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Brody is currently and executive project manager at IBM Global Services. Inden is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and a member of the Board of Trustees. Brody has served in numerous positions in SWE, and is currently the Speaker of the Senate.

This recording is Clip 2 of 5. Click on the "Weisman / Inden / Brody Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. The excerpt may have been edited for length and clarity. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 3, 2008


4:35 minutes (4.2 MB)
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Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody recount the events that led them to charter the Mid Hudson Section of the Society of Women Engineers. Inden recalls that after she presented a speech to a women’s group, several of her colleagues stayed to chat afterward. Among them was Brody, who suggested that while the men at their company could network through their golf league, the women did not have similar networking opportunity. Brody and Inden discuss how SWE allowed the women of their company to network at a time when companies did not have networking or affinity groups. Weisman explains that she originally went to the meetings hoping to provide her younger colleagues with advice but soon found that SWE would benefit her as well.

Weisman, Inden, and Brody all began their engineering careers at IBM. After nearly 40 years with the company, Weisman retired in 2007 as a distinguished engineer and director of engineering and has since started a leadership consulting firm. Inden transitioned from a career in engineering to one in the financial sector and is currently a senior registered client service associate at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Brody is currently and executive project manager at IBM Global Services. Inden is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and a member of the Board of Trustees. Brody has served in numerous positions in SWE, and is currently the Speaker of the Senate.

This recording is Clip 3 of 5. Click on the "Weisman / Inden / Brody Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. The excerpt may have been edited for length and clarity. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 4, 2008


4:04 minutes (3.73 MB)
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Bernice Brody asks Renee Weisman and Marge Inden what legacy they hope to leave the Society of Women Engineers. Renee Weisman explains that by talking about her professional experiences she hopes to guide and support the careers of younger generations. Brody explains that she wants to strengthen the Society's diversity and inclusion program so that women from underrepresented groups in SWE can have their voices better heard. Inden argues that while sexual discrimination in the engineering workplace is far more subtle than it used to be, organizations like SWE are still necessary to help women address those subtleties.

Weisman, Inden, and Brody all began their engineering careers at IBM. After nearly 40 years with the company, Weisman retired in 2007 as a distinguished engineer and director of engineering and has since started a leadership consulting firm. Inden transitioned from a career in engineering to one in the financial sector and is currently a senior registered client service associate at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Brody is currently and executive project manager at IBM Global Services. Inden is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and a member of the Board of Trustees. Brody has served in numerous positions in SWE, and is currently the Speaker of the Senate.

This recording is Clip 4 of 5. Click on the "Weisman / Inden / Brody Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. The excerpt may have been edited for length and clarity. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Renee Weisman, Marge Inden, and Bernice Brody StoryCorps Interview, Clip 5, 2008


2:19 minutes (2.13 MB)
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Renee Weisman, Bernice Brody, and Marge Inden recall an event held in the early 1990s by the Mid Hudson Section of the Society of Women Engineers. Weisman describes the feedback she received after giving a talk on how to “balance the guilt” of raising a family and holding a professional career at the same time. Brody describes how much she related to a SWE member who announced at the event that her professional career made her a better mother at home. Inden explains that while their event normally would have been covered in the women's section of the local paper, she was able to get it covered in the paper's business section.

Weisman, Inden, and Brody all began their engineering careers at IBM. After nearly 40 years with the company, Weisman retired in 2007 as a distinguished engineer and director of engineering and has since started a leadership consulting firm. Inden transitioned from a career in engineering to one in the financial sector and is currently a senior registered client service associate at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Brody is currently and executive project manager at IBM Global Services. Inden is a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers and a member of the Board of Trustees. Brody has served in numerous positions in SWE, and is currently the Speaker of the Senate.

This recording is Clip 5 of 5. Click on the "Weisman / Inden / Brody Interview" link above to find all clips from the interview. Click on the "2008 StoryCorps Interviews" link above to find all audio recordings from the 2008 SWE StoryCorps interviews.

This oral history interview was recorded November 7, 2008 at the Society of Women Engineers WE08 National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland as part of StoryCorps (www.storycorps.net), a nationwide initiative of Sound Portraits Productions to record and collect oral history interviews. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. The excerpt may have been edited for length and clarity. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

Sharon Cascadden SWE Grassroots Oral History Interview, Clip 1, 2009


3:49 minutes (3.5 MB)
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Sharon Cascadden, a Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers, talks about her decision to study chemistry and engineering at UCLA despite a high school aptitude test which steered her toward traditional occupations for women. She also explains how raising her family interrupted her pursuit of a bachelor's degree, which she began as a chemistry major in 1956 at UCLA but did not complete until 1980 as an engineering major at California State University in Northridge.

This oral history interview was recorded October 13, 2009 at the Society of Women Engineers WE09 Annual Conference in Long Beach, California, as part of the SWE Grassroots Oral History Project. The interviewer is Troy Eller. This excerpt was selected and produced by the SWE Archivist. The excerpt may have been edited for length, however the intent of the interviewee's words remain the same. Audio excerpts may be used for research and educational purposes only.

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