Fall 2021 Meeting
Recorded presentations for the Fall 2021 meeting of the Women In GIS - Arizona Chapter.
Learn how to be your own best advocate in this month's discussion on self-advocacy.
Our guest speakers: Eva Reid and Karen Fisher.
Do you ever feel that you've missed opportunities because you didn't speak up for yourself? Do you sometimes struggle with self-doubt? Join us as we host Eva Reid, a professional life coach and women's advocate, and Karen Fisher, Arizona GIS professional. Eva will share myths of self-advocacy and strategies to overcome them. Eva brings to the conversation a diverse background in information technology and advocacy for under-represented groups. Karen will share her journey and strategies for success. We'll also have breakout rooms where you can discuss your own challenges, opportunities, and successes with a small group of peers.
Learn more about our special guest speakers by clicking on their images below.
Eva Reid is a senior analyst in geospatial technologies in local government in the DC metro area. She also runs her own consulting business representing women in tech and other fields where women are underrepresented. Eva is also an author of a number of articles on technology and professional development in technology. Her work has recently appeared on Technical.ly, both the national and DC local editions, and in Directions Magazine (directionsmagazine.com).
Karen Fisher is a GIS Developer and Product Owner within the University Technology Office at Arizona State University. She is passionate about developing GIS solutions to improve workflows and assist people with geospatial analysis. She is the architect of ASU’s GIS infrastructure and develops applications for ASU’s administration staff. She partners with many business units throughout ASU to form a collaboration to build a unified GIS system. Prior to coming to ASU, she worked at Arizona Department of Water Resources for 15 years as a GIS Developer and Hydrologist. When she isn’t working, she enjoys trail running, jigsaw puzzle competitions, and building villages with Legos.