Karen Purcell, P.E. will be a featured speaker at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Western Regions Joint Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 2nd, 2012. Her presentation is designed to help women better understand and overcome the social and psychological hurdles commonly experienced in male-dominated STEM fields. The presentation is ideal for women who are considering entering into careers in the STEM fields, for those currently working in STEM professions, and for aspiring or established women business owners in STEM. In addition, the presentation will provide further encouragement to help attendees remain focused and successful in their STEM careers over the long term.