Women in GIS


Web sites with information specifically regarding peer support for women in GIS. Read interviews about women in this field or find GIS related support groups.

Women in GIS LinkedIn Group
Connect with other women GIS professionals on LinkedIn.

Women in GIS (WIGIS)
Pronounced  “wahjus” after the group’s acronym WIGIS, this networking group seeks to promote the visibility of women in the geospatial industry field.

Women in GIS Listserve
Open to women and men in the GIS field.  To join this listserv, visit: http://www.womeningis.org/listserv-sign-up/.

Women in Spatial (NZ)
This LinkedIn networking group was launched about five years ago as a way to provide information to those working (or seeking a job) in GIS in New Zealand.  Members of the group can access GIS related tips, job listings, access to speakers, and geospatial industry news.  The group also has local branches in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, and some of the smaller regions in New Zealand.

GIS Women Discussion Group
An open forum for members of the GIS community to communicate with one another on a personal and professional basis. Though specifically for women in the field, membership is open to all those interested.

Supporting Women in Geography and GIS (SWIGGIS)
Based in Austin, Texas, SWIGIS is an “organization of female geospatial professionals dedicated to the awareness, education and participation in geography and GIS.” Members can participate in social and educational events in the Austin area.

Women in GIS Series
Now defunct series of occasional interviews spotlighting women who work in the field of GIS. From Directions Magazine.

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