To help develop the best programs and resources for our members, we have established several working committees. WiGIS is an ALL-VOLUNTEER organization, so members are encouraged to volunteer for one of our committees if possible. No experience necessary!

Mentorship Committee

Description: Responsible for determining mission, objectives and extent of mentorship effort as well as implementing framework and mechanism for WiConnect mentorship program. Coordinate with Map Development Committee as needed for purposes of leveraging mapping technology for communication and outreach.

Outreach Committee

Description: Responsible for engaging members and potential members, managing online calendar, posting activities and events, coordinating conference presence, maintaining social media sites and quarterly newsletters, coordinating local chapter efforts, etc. Also responsible for collecting and assessing suggested changes to website, making changes as appropriate and necessary to keep website up-to-date.

Map Development Committee

Description: Responsible for maintaining existing StoryMaps (WiGIS members, mentorship program and local chapter maps) and exploring how WiGIS can leverage and apply web map technology to support the WiGIS mission.

Professional Development Committee

Description: Responsible for offering professional development resources to our members and potential members. These include but are not limited to webinars, workshops and symposiums covering both technical (hard skills) and professional development (soft skills).

Internal Affairs Committee

Description: The Committee handles all internal and operational matters for the organization. These items include but are not limited to finance/budget, elections, membership and sponsor relations.

Scholarship Committee

Description: The Committee goal is to raise funds for scholarships and determine best candidates for recipients.

If you would like to volunteer, please let us know by contacting In the body of your message, please identify which committee you are interested in and whether or not you have any special skillsets you believe would be beneficial to the organization (e.g. web development, marketing experience, sponsor relations, etc.)

Thank you!

Women In GIS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization  |  18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8464   |

Contributions to WiGIS are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions. Membership dues may be deductible as a business expense. Check with your tax professional for guidance.

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