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We are a group of women and allies (all genders welcome) banding together for support and encouragement.

Our aim is to help women start and navigate their geospatial careers.

  Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter and Social Justice

Women in GIS stands by the call for racial equality for all, and we mourn the tragic deaths of innocent black human beings at the hands of law enforcement and others, and acknowledge the centuries of widespread systemic racial prejudice that have brought us to this moment.

Any form of discrimination is an infringement on ones’ human rights. The subjugation of any group (whether based on color, sex, gender, religion, citizenship, language, class, etc.) and ongoing inequality can only be overcome if we strive for justice and equality together. For most, this will require some hard reflection upon our own prejudices, but it is a necessary step if we are to come together.

As an organization open to ALL, we meet this moment not just by declaring our support for the Black Lives movement, but by moving forward with a deeper commitment to diversity, inclusivity and a willingness to forever evolve and change in order to be a part of the change. 


We are excited to announce that in addition to the standard membership benefits, ESRI has graciously extended to our dues-paying members

one year, free of charge, ArcGIS for Personal Use license.

We are incredibly thankful to ESRI for their continued support of WiGIS and women in geospatial professions! 

As we have previously stated, we have eliminated the free membership level.  You will need to login to the WiGIS website and upgrade your membership level to paid membership in order to remain a member of Women in GIS and to take advantage of these exciting new benefits.

If you are already a paying member, please go to MEMBERS --> MEMBER RESOURCES on the top right section of this webpage for instructions to obtain the free license.

Please contact admin@womeningis.org with questions.

WiGIS Board of Directors Election Results!

We are proud to announce the first Official WiGIS Board of Directors:


President: Ahna Miller

Vice-President: Gabriela Guzman

Past-President: Saskia Cohick

Treasurer: Suzi Cameron

Secretary: Tia Morita


Outreach: Carmen Payne

Internal Affairs: Danielle Bram

Professional Development: Carley Fitzgerald

Interview/Spotlight: Sandra Chakra

Map Development: Heather Widlund


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Contact us via email:


Women in GIS

c/o Danielle Bram

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8464

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