A Special Kickoff Event is Planned for the AAG Annual Meeting

The AAG Committee on the Status of Women in Geography will hold a special session at the AAG Annual Meeting to help launch the Mentoring Network for Women in Geography.

The CSWG also invites faculty, staff, and professionals to serve as mentors in the newly established mentoring group. A previous call for participants yielded an unprecedented number of requests for mentors. Participation is not limited to those with senior positions, tenure, or who identify as female. Anyone who feels they can provide guidance on the early stages of academic careers is highly encouraged to participate.

Mentors are asked to commit to regular mentoring sessions (via call or Skype) with their mentee for one year, commencing with the 2016 Annual Meeting and concluding at the 2017 Annual Meeting. It is recommended that mentoring sessions occur once every six weeks but ultimately the mentor and their mentee should decide upon an appropriate interval.

The CSWG would like for mentors to meet their mentees in person at the 2016 Annual Meeting at a session scheduled for Thursday, March 31. The session will begin at 7:10 p.m. in Franciscan A on the Ballroom Level at the Hilton Hotel.

If you are willing to serve as a mentor to a woman geographer, please e-mail Lisa Davis (CSWG Chair), lisa [dot] davis [at] ua [dot] edu, as soon as possible.