Who are the woman pioneers and leaders in the Geospatial Industry?


German poster for International Women’s Day, March 8, 1914. This poster was banned in Germany. (Wikipedia)

Greetings from GIS & You on International Women’s Day 2018

The following history is from Wikipedia.

The earliest Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day,” was held on February 28, 1909 in New York. Though there have been claims that the day was commemorating a protest by women garment workers in New York on March 8, 1857, researchers have described this as a myth. Although there were some women-led strikes, marches, and other protests in the years leading up to 1914, none of them happened on March 8.

In 1914 International Women’s Day was held on March 8, possibly because that day was a Sunday, and now it is always held on March 8 in all countries. On March 8, 1917, on the Gregorian calendar, in the capital of the Russian Empire, Petrograd, women textile workers began a demonstration, covering the whole city. This marked the beginning of the Russian Revolution.

This Geospatial World article suggests 5 women pioneers of the geospatial industry

Here are some other women I would nominate as GIS pioneers and leaders…

First, some past URISA Presidents

Others with URISA Connections

Here are some GIS pioneers and leaders in Washington State

Who would you add to this list?

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