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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Blog Post created by JLenhardt-esristaff Employee on Feb 11, 2019

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

This year's theme as developed by the UN is Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth:

“Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.”

The full message is inspirational – read it here:

https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000366723

We hear that in order to encourage women and girls to pursue scientific careers, we should showcase the amazing women that are in the field now. That’s why I’m excited that Esri Press is releasing the new Women in GIS book this quarter, with 23 stories about how “ordinary girls with very different passions have become extraordinary women and made significant contributions to our world.” One of my favorite people -- talented writer Candace Hogan -- helped put these stories together, including one from Esri’s coordinate systems expert Margaret Maher (author of Lining Up Data in ArcGIS: a Guide to Map Projections). You can read more about the book here: 

https://esripress.esri.com/display/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&websiteID=368&moduleID=0

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