While not official chapters of WiGIS, the organizations listed below are local, home-grown groups you may want to be a part of. We're proud to be affiliated with them. If you're in their area, please reach out!
Supporting Women in Geography and Geographic Information Systems is an Austin, Texas based group that provide women geographers with a positive and productive space as well as a supportive and engaging environment in which we mentor each other, enhance our intellectual climate, and are innovative in our strategies to promote the professional status of women in Geography and GIS.
Asian Pacific Women in GIS and Spatial Sciences and Surveying is a group dedicated to providing an online networking platform for women in the Asia Pacific Region who work in Geographic/Geospatial Information Sciences, Spatial Science and in Surveying. The aim is to engage women and get them talking about our roles, achievements, upcoming opportunities and find ways of organizing meetings on a local level.
(Note: Not a public group. Must apply for membership.)
In the Washington D.C. Metro Area, women in GIS have created this group to keep in touch and advocate for women in GIS.
WWGT is a networking group for women who work with geographic information systems (GIS) and technology. Their group includes GIS students and professionals across all skills levels and disciplines. They meet periodically around southeast Puget Sound to network and share ideas, industry information, experience, and advice. Everyone is encourage to join! You can also visit them at their LinkedIn group here.
DEI is a workgroup within the WLIA geospatial community that believes in an environment where all are welcome, people can be their true authentic self, and will have their voices understood and valued. They strive to connect with as many people as possible and offer a chair at the table in order for the geospatial community to reflect the diversity of the world we live in. Just as a map is incomplete without a title, compass, legend and scale; the geospatial community is incomplete without inclusion, representation, and open-minded thinking.
Their mission is to lead efforts in building equity, representation, and inclusion inside the geospatial community through education, mentorship, and advocacy.
URISA is a multi-disciplinary geospatial organization that provides professional education and training, a vibrant and connected community, advocacy for geospatial challenges and issues, and essential resources. URISA fosters excellence in GIS and engages geospatial professionals throughout their careers.
Progressive Women’s Leadership is a resource center that empowers and supports both women and men who want to change the way women are viewed in the workplace (and beyond).
Women In GIS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization | 21825 Erwin St #1087, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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