Women and GIS, Volume 3: Champions of a Sustainable World

Women and GIS, Volume 3: Champions of a Sustainable World

by Esri Press
Women and GIS, Volume 3: Champions of a Sustainable World

Women and GIS, Volume 3: Champions of a Sustainable World

by Esri Press


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589486379
Publisher: ESRI Press
Publication date: 06/22/2021
Series: Women and GIS , #3
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Since 1997, Esri Press has grown to be an award-winning leader in publishing books about the science, application, and technology of GIS. With books offered in print, e-book, and web formats, it continues to develop its dedication to facilitating access to and dissemination of geographic literature through publications.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Preface xix

Making maps and flying drones to save lives Priscilla Mbama Abasi 3

Taking a business risk to help others avoid risk Arianna Armelli 8

From imagined cities to real solutions Marygrace Balinos 16

Blending the beauty of science and art Fiona Becker 22

Traveling the open road for open data Maggie Cawley 33

Reaching for the stars with her feet on the ground Hanan Darwish 43

Charting the unknown in the Antarctic Elena Field 48

Forging a path to coexistence with wildlife Gabi Fleury 54

Fighting for a sustainable world, from Guatemala to the Himalayas Africa Flores-Anderson 60

Democratizing access to geospatial data Miriam Gonzalez 65

Answering life's call to help save the diversity of life Healy Hamilton 71

Spreading the word on climate change-and action Katharine Hayhoe 78

Mapping a city's path to racial equity Jacque Larrainzar 85

Carving out space for Indigenous mapping Annita Lucchesi 90

Supporting urban development and tribal communities Savanna Nagorski Melissa K. Schutten 96

Turning geography into practical solutions Trisalyn Nelson 109

Leading the way on geospatial Al and innovation in Africa Linda Ochwada 114

Generating empathy through equitable design Zarith Pineda 120

Bringing forestry data to life in the Caribbean Maya Quinones 126

Going on a spiritual journey to map genomes Alice Rathjen 133

Bridging communities using insights from GIS Maria-Alicia Serrano 139

Energizing GIS from a legacy of science Alina Shemetova 145

Protecting watersheds for generations to come Arielle Simmons-Steffen 153

Empowering kids using GIS Lauren Sinclair 162

Seeing the big picture and keeping it real Regan Smyth 170

Serving as an ambassador for people, places, and peace Patricia Solis 179

Pioneering the future of GIS Navya Tripathi 189

Pinning her business on the safety of cities Kalpana Viswanath 194

Expanding the network of female leaders in GIS Julia Wagemann 199

Improving health outcomes for underserved populations Faustine Williams 205

About the Esri Press team 211

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