It might be "a man's man's man's world", but we can all agree it would be nothing without women making their mark in history and geography!If you look at the contributions of Marie Tharp, Phyllis Persall or any of the multitude of womens contributors to cartography, geography, and history, it is clear they have made a mark. Men can dominate any field, but women are a bigger part of the evolution of GIS/geography/cartography than is ever given credit. Tonight we highlight some of the work currently being done by women to make a difference.
In celebration of Women's History Month, GeoNYC brings you a special all-female panel of speakers that cover topics related to women near-and-far.Whether exploring solutions to women's social and healthcare issues in a remote village of India, addressing women's reproductive rights in the US, or celebrating outstanding women throughout history we've got you covered.
Katie Kowalsky[@KatieKowalsky(Twitter)] works for Mapzen in San Francisco where she focuses on improving tutorials and documentation for users. Her work has been featured on the Atlantic, the Independent, and most importantly, her grandmother's fridge. Her passion for feminism is passed down from a long line of strong, independent matriarchs. She'll be talking about her ongoing project interweaving feminism and cartography with Your Body, (Not) Your Choice, an interactive history of abortion rights in the US.
Patrice Mitchell [@pattyricecake13 (Instagram)] As a Business Associate in the Healthcare Operations Group at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Patrice Mitchell works with affiliates to identify market and customer trends for use in their strategic planning processes. Prior to PPFA, she worked as a public finance housing banker and a diversity internship program manager. She is a proud graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Howard University and the Institute of Culinary Education.
Piyali Kundu[@YouKunduMapping(Twitter)] works for ESRI in New York City, and focuses on supporting city government, educational facilities, and nonprofit programs adopt, implement, and grow enterprise GIS solutions which solve organizational and business needs. Piyali became acquainted with the Somsar project through her family, who is actively trying to raise money to support development of Somsar's new pathological laboratory, the Dr. Pusparani Kundu Pathological Laboratory, named after her grandmother.
+ more speakers coming!
OUR SCHEDULE 6:30PM: Mingle: doors, drinks, pizza! and people 7:00PM: Presentations & Q&A 8:30PM+: After hours celebrations