As Women in GIS (WiGIS) moves to become a nonprofit organization, it is seeking feedback from women who are either working in GIS or seeking to start a career in GIS to provide input.
The use of geospatial technologies is increasingly being used in a variety of fields. GIS is being used in many different industries and the skills required to be a successful GIS professional have evolved over the years. Below are recommendations on building a strong background in preparation for a career in GIS based on what the majority of employers are looking for. However, keep in mind you will find a wide variety of work and educational backgrounds among those working in GIS jobs.