In the spring of 2020, the GeoWomen organizational team met with the CSPG executive team to discuss ideas on how to improve engagement and retention of women CSPG members.  In response, the GeoWomen Recognition Committee was initiated. More details on some of the ongoing initiatives are provided in an article published in the Reservoir September/October 2020 issue.   Stay tuned for more GeoWomen updates on this subject.  Connect with us on LinkedIn and contact us with your questions and feedback.

Mandate and Vision

Liaison with geo-professional organizations to ensure top female professional talents are recognized and included in the award selection process.  Be a resource to encourage strong professional leaders and business women to achieve their career goals and progression in the energy industry.  

Shine A Light On” Initiative

“Shine A Light On” aims to highlight accomplished female professionals, female-led businesses and male professionals who have exhibited a commitment to female allyship and inclusivity in the workplace. We are seeking compelling stories that exemplify technical (academic and/or industry) and or business achievements, dedication, commitment, strong work ethic and leadership with a female lens.  Is there is a top professional you would like to “Shine A light On”?  Please contact GeoWomen for more information on this initiative.

Dr. Margot McMechan: The Source article by Allison De Toni (Communications Advisor, NRCAN-RNCAN) about  Dr. McMechan’s latest career accomplishment as the 2020 recipient of the Geological Association of Canada’s highest honour – the  Logan Medal.  Dr. McMechan, 2006 recipient of the CSPG R.J.W. Douglas award, represents a true icon and a trail blazer for anyone involved with understanding the structural geology of the Canadian Rockies, and for advancing our knowledge of the Cordilleran mountain belt. She is an inspiration to all of us geologists, and so deserving of this award. Read on for her words of wisdom about her career progression …

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Geologist Kathy Aulstead: recipient of the 2018 and 2020  “50 Most Powerful Women In Oil and Gas” award from the American National Diversity Council.

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Peer Solutions – how a mother’s strong work ethic and grit in the oil patch influenced her two daughter’s to grow a unique seismic project management and land services company.

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