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

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.

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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 (, 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.