Advancing Diversity in the Geospatial Workforce

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Energy and Environment Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development, Black Geographies Specialty Group, Community College Affinity Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Studio 2, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Drew Lehman, Mark Revell
Chairs: Drew Lehman


It is often said that from diversity comes strength. To meet accelerating employment demand, major tech companies have committed substantial resources in partnering with community-based organizations and educators to recruit employees from ethnically and financially diverse communities. The public sector - from state and local governments through the largest federal agencies - faces similar challenges in attracting and retaining members of diverse communities for careers at all skill levels.

The spatial perspective skills gained in geography and geoscience study provides excellent training for highly compensated careers in all employment sectors. Meet and interact with panel members from the business, government, nonprofit and education sectors who have been invited to talk about their employment needs, skills required for career entry and success, and learn about their strategies to increase workforce diversity.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Darryl Cohen U.S. Census Bureau 20
Panelist Arianna Ortiz-Dixon BW Research Partnership 20
Panelist Bandana Kar Oak Ridge National Laboratory 20
Panelist Astrid Ng Esri 20
Panelist Iam Tucker Integrated Logistical Support Incorporated 20

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