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  • 21 May 2024 6:42 AM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    We are thrilled to announce the recipients for this year's WiGIS Awards & Scholarships Program!

    Congratulations to this year's winners!

    The annual Awards & Scholarships program is a collaboration between Women in GIS and Esri. 

    Learn More

  • 3 Mar 2024 1:04 PM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    In April, Women In GIS Members will elect new Board Members. We invite all current dues-paying WiGIS members to either self-nominate or nominate another member who can fill one of these leadership positions. See the complete list of open positions.

    Curious what it's like to serve on in one of these leadership positions? Check out our YouTube channel to hear directly from WiGIS Board Members. 

    Nominations are due by 5:00pm Pacific March 29, 2024.

    All current dues-paying member are eligible to vote during the election which will take place online from April 15 - April 21, 2024. 

    Nominees will be notified of the election results on April 24, 2024. 

    Full details and Nomination Form

  • 20 Feb 2024 2:27 PM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    We are proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between URISA's GISCorps and Women in GIS, which formalizes our sharing of volunteers, time, and technical knowledge to achieve greater equity for individuals identifying as women working in the field of GIS.

    We are excited for the opportunities and the resources that this partnership will open up for members of both GISCorps and Women in GIS!

  • 24 Jan 2024 12:44 PM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    The WiGIS Board of Directors invites all current WiGIS Members to the first ever all-member meeting! Come learn about WiGIS, your member benefits, and how you can connect with other members. You'll learn about the various WiGIS Committees and how you can get involved.

    We'll also have networking break out rooms where you can network with other WiGIS members in your area. 

    You don't want to miss this!

    If you're not already member, find out how easy it is to become one here.

    Details and Registration

  • 16 Jan 2024 1:27 PM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    WiGIS, in collaboration with Esri, is pleased to announce the 2024 Awards and Scholarships applications are now open! This program recognizes 3 individuals with an award and provides 6 scholarships to women working in geospatial fields. 

    Applications are accepted from women in any country/region. Underrepresented women are particularly encouraged to apply. You may self-nominate or nominate someone else as well. Applicants and nominees can apply online for one award or scholarship only in any award cycle. 

    Along with recognition, each awardee and scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary one-year license for Esri ArcGIS for personal use and StoryMaps. In addition, all winners will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Women in GIS. 

    See the complete details on our website.

  • 2 Oct 2023 9:00 AM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    One of our many member benefits happens every Wednesday afternoon. Join us each Wednesday afternoon for one of 4 Communities of Practice. Come to one or all - these are a great place to connect with others who share a common industry interest. 

    More info

  • 29 Jun 2023 3:39 PM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    Meet up with Women in GIS at this year's Esri UC. Add these events to your agenda now so you don't miss out:

    Tuesday, July 11 - 7:00am - 8:00am

    Women in GIS Special Interest Group (SIG):
    Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Grand Ballroom 6 - Marriott, San Diego

    Esri Agenda

    Wednesday, July 12 - 5:30pm
    WiGIS Social

    Hotel Indigo - Gaslamp Quarter
    Level 9 Rooftop Bar
    509 Ninth Ave, San Diego

  • 4 May 2023 7:20 AM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    The Board of Women in GIS is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Awards and Scholarships Program. We received a large volume of applications and nominations with high merit and contributions to the GIS/Geospatial fields. We would like to thank all applicants for their time, and we encourage those who were not selected this year to apply in the next cycle.


    Distinguished Contribution Award Plaque

    The committee did not receive qualifying applications in the service award category, and thus the board decided to give two awards in the Distinguished Contribution category because of the merit of the nominations received by the Awards and Scholarships Committee. The two awardees are:

    • Nadika Senadheera (Works at the World Health Organization), from Sri Lanka.
    • Lucy Chepkochei (Works in the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development – RCMRD), from Kenya.

    Young Professional Award Plaque

    • Marilyn Cepeda (Work in the Fire Department of Riobamba) from Ecuador.


    Graduate Scholarships [$1,000 each]

    • Aymber McElroy (Studying at the University of Wyoming, USA).
    • Chayanika Devi (Studying at the University of Cincinnati, USA).

    Undergraduate Scholarships [$500 each]

    • Tamrin Jahan (Studies at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh).
    • Michaela Roberts (Studies at Arizona State University, USA).

    Grants for Professional or Academic Geospatial Work [$2,000 each]

    • Ayushi Gupta (Works in The Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development at Banaras Hindu University, India).
    • Aqsa Qalb (Works in The University of Management and Technology, Pakistan).

    To learn more about the Awards and Scholarships program, visit this page.

  • 17 Mar 2023 5:11 PM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    In April WiGIS members will elect five key roles to our WiGIS Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please consider nominating yourself for one of these positions. All active (current, dues-paying) members are eligible for nomination and to vote. 

    Nominations are due March 24, 2023.  Deadline extended to March 31, 2023.

    To see the open positions and additional details about nominations, visit this page. 


  • 27 Feb 2023 8:24 AM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

    Women in GIS is pleased to announce the newest addition to our Professional Development series of workshops. On March 21 we bring you the first in a 4-part series of workshops on building your communication and presentation skills. Join two of our favorite presenters, Eva Reid and Jami Dennis, as they provide you lessons and hands-on experience where you will gain the skills to become a master presenter! 

    This is offered as a complete 4-part series. WiGIS members get the complete workshop series for $75! We also welcome non-members. And, should you choose to join WiGIS you'll get the member pricing along with all the goodness that comes with being a member.

    Get the full details on the event page.

    Workshop Details

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