The article highlights the significance of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging (DEIAB) in promoting collaboration and advancement within the geoscience and remote sensing community. It points out the challenges related to underrepresentation in this field and discusses the actions taken by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) to promote DEIAB. These actions include the formation of a dedicated committee and the implementation of a workshop on unconscious bias within GRSS administrative governance. The article underscores the unique importance of each aspect of DEIAB and their positive impacts, such as enhancing decision-making and fostering innovation. It also invites readers to provide feedback on how GRSS can better serve its members and advance inclusivity and belonging within the organization by contacting email@example.com.
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In our recent GRSM article see how the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) IDEA Committee is spearheading initiatives for inclusivity and diversity in the fields of geosciences and remote sensing. Recently, the committee attended two prominent conferences, LPS 2022 and IGARSS 2022, where they shed light on the challenges faced by women and the importance of fostering an inclusive environment. Topics discussed ranged from socioeconomic barriers to work-life balance issues. Learn more about the insightful sessions that highlighted the significance of embracing diverse voices and implementing actionable changes within the organization. Join us as we delve into GRSS’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive geoscience and remote sensing community.
Discover the inspiring experiences of four rising-star members of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Inspire, Develop, Empower, Advance (IDEA) Committee who attended the virtual Women in Engineering (WIE) International Leadership Conference (ILC). Margot Flemming, Victoria Vanthof, Mary Immaculate Neh Fru, and Dr. Nkeiruka Onyia had the opportunity to participate in this empowering event, where they gained valuable insights and connected with women leaders in STEM. From overcoming challenges to embracing self-care and mentorship, their stories highlight the significance of professional growth and the impact of supportive communities. Read the full article to delve into their experiences at ILC.
Explore the remarkable stories of female geoscientists and remote sensing experts on the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Inspire, Develop, Empower, Advance (IDEA) Committee’s podcast, “Down to Earth: A Podcast for Geoscientists by a Geoscientist.” This groundbreaking series delves into the challenges faced by women in these fields and how they overcame obstacles to pursue their passions. From discussing groundbreaking research to addressing gender bias and the importance of mentorship, the podcast offers inspiration and insights. Join host Stephanie Tumampos as she interviews these brave and brilliant women, uncovering their journeys and their impact on the geoscience community.
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