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

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.

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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.