Women in GIS (WiGIS) is an international, professional, and social advocacy organization for those who identify as women and their allies. WiGIS is a consortium of those working in geospatial fields facing common professional barriers. The aim of WiGIS is to provide community support and professional resources in our field.
President: Alia Roca-Lezra
Vice-President: Samantha Dinning
Past-President: Caitlin Hagar-Kuhn
Treasurer: Beth Houser
Secretary: Tia Morita
Outreach: Eva Reid
Internal Affairs: Danielle Bram
Professional Development: Swati Grover
Awards & Scholarships: Azza Kamal
Mentorship: Jessica Vargas
Map Development: Naz Ali
Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter and Social Justice
Women in GIS stands by the call for racial equality for all, and we mourn the tragic deaths of innocent black human beings at the hands of law enforcement and others, and acknowledge the centuries of widespread systemic racial prejudice that have brought us to this moment.
Any form of discrimination is an infringement on ones’ human rights. The subjugation of any group (whether based on color, sex, gender, religion, citizenship, language, class, etc.) and ongoing inequality can only be overcome if we strive for justice and equality together. For most, this will require some hard reflection upon our own prejudices, but it is a necessary step if we are to come together.
As an organization open to ALL, we meet this moment not just by declaring our support for the Black Lives movement, but by moving forward with a deeper commitment to diversity, inclusivity and a willingness to forever evolve and change in order to be a part of the change.