Women and GIS, Volume 3
Champions of a Sustainable World
Impressive stories of women using geospatial technology to create sustainable solutions for problems the world faces.
The third volume in the Women and GIS series shows how 31 diverse women in various STEAM fields discovered their passion, broke down barriers, and used maps, analysis, imagery, and geographic information systems (GIS) to advance their fields and improve the world. Sharing their experiences from childhood and throughout their careers, each woman reveals her journey in an inspiring recollection of the obstacles she has overcome, the knowledge she has gained along the way, and how tenacity and determination have helped her succeed. Each woman shares tips and words of wisdom that she's gained along the way, including:
- Priscilla Mbama Abasi: “Think big! Think about going to space, think about building things no one has seen before.”
- Arianna Armelli: “If you are like me and crave the freedom to explore a path of the unknown, aka entrepreneurship, a career in STEM will foster the technical foundation to achieve those goals.”
- Gabi Fleury: “The best advice I was given starting out was ‘forge your own path.’ Conservation isn’t a structured, straight-line career, you can get into it in many ways. This is exciting, but it also can be really challenging, because you have to be flexible, innovative, and always on the lookout for the next opportunity.”
- Healy Hamilton: “Success, to me, is a daily feeling that you are living true to your values, that you are meaningfully contributing to the world you want to create.”
- Katharine Hayhoe: “While it’s important to have people you respect and trust give you feedback at key points in your career, when it all comes down to it, you have to make the decisions that feel right for you, not the ones that necessarily look best on paper. You’re the one who has to live with them.”
Featuring strong, persevering women from around the globe, the stories found in Women and GIS, Volume 3: Champions of a Sustainable World will inspire readers who are developing their own life stories to strive for success and achieve amazing accomplishments.