SEG Women's Network

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The SEG Women’s Network is supported by the activities of the SEG Women’s Network Committee. The SEG Women’s Network Committee (WNC) was created in March 2011, and works to raise awareness of and find solutions for the challenges women encounter in the field of applied geophysics.

The mission of the WNC is to:

  • promote greater participation and leadership by women in geophysics worldwide,
  • create a community for mutual support among female SEG members,
  • enhance recruiting and retention of women in the profession and mentoring of students and young professionals, and
  • elevate awareness of the value that a diverse workforce brings to the profession.

The network's online community as well as gatherings at the annual and regional meetings will help establish these connections for support, collaboration and mentoring. We also collaborate with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG).

The WNC is actively soliciting mentors as well as new passionate and committed members to represent global regions such as South America, Europe/Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.


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Upcoming Events

Note: Times listed are in US Central time zone

  • The WNC will offer a record number of events at the 2017 SEG annual meeting in Houston! This year's theme is Giving Back, Giving Forward, reflecting the Women's Network's commitment to mentoring at all levels and service to the society and applied geophysical community.
    • Special Technical Session: Near Surface Geophysical Methods for Archaeological Research, sponsored by the WNC | Sunday 24 September | 13:30-17:10 | George R. Brown convention Center, Room 360C | This session is designed to bring papers on various methods as well as case studies on geophysical delineation and exploration of archaeological sites and culturally significant finds. Both land and marine geophysical methods will be highlighted.
    • SEG Student and Women’s Network Committee Mentor Meetup (formerly known as the Student Networking Event) | Monday 25 September | 16:00-17:30 | Hilton Americas | The SEG Student and Early Career Department in partnership with the Women’s Network Committee hosts the first annual Mentor Meetup. This premier networking event inspires interaction between ambitious students and innovative industry leaders through mentoring circles in a laid-back atmosphere. Open to students, faculty advisors, registered mentors and company sponsors.
    • SEG Women’s Network Committee Networking Event | 17:30-19:00 | Hilton Americas | A brief welcome and introduction to the SEG Women’s Network by WNC Chair Maitri Erwin will immediately precede the featured Pioneers in Geophysics posters that highlight a few pioneering women in geophysics. Networking will begin immediately thereafter. Tickets for this event may be purchased in advance or onsite in the Registration Area. Attendees must have ticket for admission. Tickets are $20/professional and $10/student includes a drink ticket, then pay-as-you-go bar with served hors d'oeuvres
    • Women’s Network Committee Meeting | Tuesday 26 September | 15:00-16:00 | Hilton Americas | SEG’s WN Committee will conduct a business meeting to discuss strategy and make plans for the coming year. All are welcome to attend.
    • Seventh Annual Women’s Network Breakfast | Wednesday 27 September | 08:00-11:00 | George R. Brown Convention Center | Keynote speaker TBA
    • Post Conference Workshop | SEG Women’s Network with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) present Moving Beyond Conversations: Addressing Harassment and Improving Workplace Climate | Thursday 28 September | 13:30-17:00 | George R. Brown Convention Center
  • Women in Geoscience Forum | October 9-12, 2017 | International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) | Al-Ain, UAE | Topic TBA
  • Women in Geoscience Forum | October 15-18, 2017 | International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) | London | Topic TBA

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