This panel discussion will explore challenges women currently face in our universities, and provide recommendations to retain women leaders in geography.
The panel will bring together women leaders from across different areas of geography (human, physical, geospatial) to share their experiences and strategies for success as leaders in their fields. Discussions will touch on one or many of work-life integration, career trajectories and leadership, mentoring and coaching, communication and language, and obstacles, conflicts and solutions.
The motivation for this panel stems from the first TRELIS* (Training and Retaining Leaders in STEM - Geospatial Sciences) workshop held in Madison, WI in May 2018, which brought together 16 women from diverse institutions to network and discuss career development and trajectories in the geospatial sciences. While it is clear that some issues are specific to the geospatial sciences, others relate to women across the discipline. We hope this panel will enable us to continue some of the conversations started in Madison with a wider group of geographers attending the AAG meeting in 2019.
This discussion will be relevant to academics at all career stages, including graduate students, post-docs, and early- and mid-career faculty.
*TRELIS leadership team: Kate Beard-Tisdale, University of Maine; Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Hunter College; Diana Sinton, UCGIS; Sarah Battersby, Tableau; Barbara Buttenfield, University of Colorado; Karen Kemp, University of Southern California; Elizabeth Wentz, Arizona State University. Funded by NSF (Grant #1660400).
|Introduction||Justine Blanford The Pennsylvania State University||5|
|Introduction||Jane Read Syracuse University||5|
|Panelist||Elizabeth Wentz Arizona State University||12|
|Panelist||Toni Alexander Southeast Missouri State University||12|
|Panelist||Dawn Wright Esri||12|
|Panelist||Deborah Thomas University of North Carolina - Charlotte||12|
|Panelist||Darla Munroe Ohio State University||12|
|Discussant||Jing Li University of Denver||5|
|Discussant||Hamil Pearsall Temple University||5|
|Discussant||Carolynne Hultquist Pennsylvania State University||5|
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