AAPG Women’s Network Repurposed

It is more than a new name and logo. The AAPG Women’s Network is ready to move forward with a new mission and a new purpose – for everyone.
This article appeared in Vol. 16, No. 5 - 2019


AAPG Women’s Network Repurposed

© AAPG. It is more than a new name and logo. The AAPG Women’s Network is ready to move forward with a new mission and a new purpose – for everyone.

The AAPG Women’s Network (AAPGWN), which was formally known as PROWESS, is a special interest group made up of men and women who are dedicated to promoting the technical and professional prowess of AAPG’s women members. Its mission is to make a positive difference, provide guidance, support, increase participation and promote the advancement of women in geosciences and the energy industry. The emphasis will be on education, outreach, support, leadership development, and ultimately, retention and engagement. The AAPGWN will interact with men and women in geoscience, their peers and employers, educational institutions, and professional societies to accomplish this mission. 

Current activities include hosting networking events and short courses at ACE and ICE conferences, nominating women for AAPG awards, partnering with sister organisations, and creating media materials to highlight the careers of women geoscientists and more. It is an opportunity to continue the discussion on gender balance in the industry and to share professional, technical and social interests with like-minded female geoscientists.

Further Reading on Gender Balance and Diversity in Oil and Gas

Diversity in the Energy Sector
Francis Gugen
Ask not what the energy industry can do for you, but what you can do for the energy industry to improve diversity in the energy sector.
This article appeared in Vol. 15, No. 4 - 2018

Women in Oil & Gas
Jane Whaley
Making the oil and gas sector more inclusive by encouraging more women into the energy industry, with stories from successful women in oil and gas.
This article appeared in March, 2018

Making a Difference
Jane Whaley
Gladys Gonzalez, 2013–2014 President of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, is an enthusiastic geoscientist, committed to increasing diversity in the oil and gas industry.
This article appeared in Vol. 13, No. 4 - 2016

AWG: A Common Love of Earth Science
Blair Schneider
The Association for Women Geoscientists is devoted to enhancing the role of women in geosciences and to introduce young women to geoscience careers.
This article appeared in Vol. 12, No. 4 - 2015


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