Women Rising:  Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity in the Geosciences

GSA Pardee Session | Monday, November 5, 2018, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 5

Cosponsored by GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee; Association for Women Geoscientists; Earth Science Women’s Network

Session Goal:  The goal of the Women Rising:  Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity in the Geosciences Pardee session is to improve understanding of the barriers facing women in the geosciences, with an emphasis on actions that can be taken by institutions and individuals to remove barriers and work towards parity.  An interactive session (plenary and breakout) will provide actionable scenarios and tools.  The breakout session will provide participants an opportunity to contribute ideas and approaches they have found useful or want to implement.

In the weeks leading up to the Pardee session, there will be a series of six blogs on women and geoscience topics appearing on the GSA blog site: Speaking of Geoscience.  A new one will come out every two weeks, leading up to GSA’s annual meeting.  They cover a range of topics, including geoscientists with disabilities, social identities and success, imposter syndrome, and finding gateways.

1st post: A special place in hell by Kelly Kryc – Principal, Kryc Strategic Solutions, LLC

2nd post: Don’t just stand there… do something by Dr. Blair Schneider, University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence, Lawrence KS

3rd post: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome by By Beth A. Johnson, Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, WI

Women Rising Networking Social

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Indiana Convention Center, Room 204

This informal social extends the discussion and connections from the Pardee Session: Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity in the Geosciences. Professionals, students, department chairs, and program managers working to be inclusive of all talents are encouraged to attend.