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  • 27 Jun 2022 12:50 PM | Caitlin Hagar-Kuhn (Administrator)

    Women in GIS is excited to connect with our members in person at the ESRI UC, July 11-14th.

    • We will be co-hosting a Special Interest Group meeting with ESRI's group Women and GIS. Tuesday at 7am. Location TBA (Yes, there will be coffee!)
    • We will have a booth (no. 2309) in the Vendor Expo. Come say hi and learn about some of our newest initiatives!
    • Communities of Practice will be playing a fun networking game involving stickers, social media and some of your Board members. Stay tuned!
  • 27 Apr 2022 4:46 PM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    Thank you to everyone who voted in the Women In GIS annual election of officers. 

    Congratulations and welcome to our newly elected officers! We also wish to thank the outgoing officers for their dedication and work over the past year.

    Newly elected (will take office on June 1, 2022):

    • Alia Roca-Lezra, Vice President
    • Azza Kamal, Awards & Scholarship Committee Chair
    • Eva Reid, Outreach Committee Chair
    • Irene Kaufman, Mentorship Committee Chair
    • Tia Morita, Secretary (re-elected)

    Thank you to these outgoing leaders for the work you have done over the past year:

    • Ahna Miller, Vice President 2019-2020, President 2020-2021, Past President 2021-2022
    • Suzi Cameron, Treasurer 
    • Susana Crespo, Outreach Committee Chair 
    • Golnaz Badr, Mentorship Committee Chair 
    • Sandra Chakra, Interview/Spotlight Committee Chair 
  • 11 Mar 2022 10:01 AM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    In April, WiGIS Members will elect key roles in WiGIS leadership. 

    We invite you to participate in the upcoming elections and to consider nominating a friend, colleague or yourself for one of these open positions.

    All open positions serve a two-year term with the exception of Vice President, which is a three-year commitment, see details below.

    All current dues-paying members will be able to vote in the election and qualify for nomination.

    1. Vice President (VP): This is a three-year commitment. As an officer of the WiGIS Board of Directors, the Vice President will serve for one year as VP, and then move into the role of President in year two. The Vice President will work alongside the President for various projects and running of the organization. The Vice President also serves as an officer participant on the Internal Affairs Committee, and in year three will serve as Past President.

    2. Secretary: Carries out key administrative functions for WiGIS, such as coordinating quarterly board and other meetings, keeping records and minutes of meetings, running and certifying WiGIS elections, as well as maintaining key documents, such as WiGIS ByLaws. The Secretary also assists with and serves as an officer participant on the Internal Affairs Committee.

    3. Treasurer: Is vital to maintaining the financial viability and health of WiGIS. Duties include tracking and conducting accounting of WiGIS revenues and expenses, banking, tracking member dues, preparing budgets and quarterly financial reports for the Board of Directors, and tax preparation. The Treasurer also serves as an officer participant on the Internal Affairs Committee.

    4. Outreach Committee Chair: Plays a critical role in WiGIS branding, PR, and communications. Engages current and potential members, manages online calendar, posts activities and events, coordinates conference presence, maintains social media sites and quarterly newsletters, coordinates local chapter efforts, etc. The Outreach Chair also serves as an officer participant on the Internal Affairs Committee. Coordinates spotlight interviews to highlight women in GIS.

    5. Mentorship Committee Chair: Responsible for determining the mission, objectives and extent of mentorship effort as well as implementing a framework and mechanism for WiConnect mentorship program. Coordinates with the Map Development Committee as needed for purposes of leveraging mapping technology for communication and outreach. 

    6. Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair:  Responsible for setting up guidelines and criteria for work and persons recognition; coordinate with outreach committee regarding the call for submission and nominations timelines and distribution; and coordinate with the Board and other committees during the review process and scoring of submitted work and nominated persons.

    Nomination Form

    Election Timeline:

    March 10th (12pm PST): Informational Session - download and view the recording of this session here.
    April 1: Nominations Due (extended!)
    April 11th – April 17th: Voting Period
    April 25th: Results Posted

  • 25 Jan 2022 1:24 PM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    Join us for our new Communities of Practice networking events! Each month meet up with other professionals that have a shared industry interest. 

    Get the details and register to attend these monthly meet ups.
  • 1 Dec 2021 10:29 AM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    The Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is looking for guest speakers to talk to high school students about careers in GIS. Speakers will visit the class virtually between the hours of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Eastern, so no need to be in South Carolina. 

    If you are interested in being a guest speaker, please complete this form.

    Additional Details:

    The school is interested in having guest speakers from a variety of industries talk about how they use GIS in their career. The school offers a variety of focus areas for students, referred to as "clusters." These clusters include:

    Arts and Entertainment

    • Advanced Art
    • Entertainment Technology


    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering with Clean Energy
    • Innovations in STEM with Core Engineering

    Health Science

    • Biomedical Science
    • Pre-Medicine

    Information Technology

    • Computer Science - Programming
    • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Informatics
    • Networking
    • Web and Digital Communication

    If you are interested in being a guest speaker, please complete this form.

    For additional information please contact Evan Sellers at jsellers@horrycountyschools.net

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