GeoWomen started in 2014.  Our motivation is to help women embarking on a career in geoscience in Calgary to get from new graduate to retiring at the top of your game.

We meet to network and share stories & strategies on navigating a career in geoscience in Calgary.

Anyone in the geoscience and energy community in Calgary is welcome.  We will make an effort to focus on topics of interest to women.  To showcase the achievements of women in the geoscience and energy community of Calgary.  And to both inspire and educate.  We aim to appeal to a broad range of experience levels, from women starting their geoscience careers in large or small companies, women in mid-career and women late in their careers.

The realities are that the numbers of women geoscientists drop as their careers progress. Women aren’t as likely to progress into technically higher levels, management or the board of directors in any size company.  If we get together and share knowledge and strategies perhaps this could change.

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Building Your Financial Strength

WHEN   |  Thursday, October 5, 2017
WHERE |  geoLOGIC Classroom, +15 level, Aquitaine Tower, 540 – 5 Avenue SW
AGENDA | 11:30AM Networking, 12:00 Presentation by Vanessa Stockbrugger

This is a free Event – No registration required, women and men are invited to attend.  Don’t forget to bring your lunch and questions

- Build your financial awareness, knowledge and confidence
- Tips for improving your overall financial health and the positive impacts this has on your life today and compounded into the future

- Decrease your financial risk against future life challenges


Vanessa Stockbrugger is the Founder of Womencents, where she helps her clients understand their finances and recognize how everyday decisions may be limiting their ability to reach their goals. Money decisions are based on mindset, knowledge and attitudes, and will ultimately determine a person’s financial position.
Womencents focuses on developing financial security, confidence and self-reliance for clients by providing independent and unbiased information and strategies. Womencents does not sell financial or insurance products. Clients can expect to achieve a better understanding of their financial position, recognize habits involving spending and saving and develop an effective system to meet their financial goals.

Vanessa holds a Business Administration Degree in Finance and spent a decade of her career as an Investment Banker at a major Canadian Bank. As a Vice President and Director, she was responsible for helping her clients make important strategic and financial decisions.  Through her personal life experiences and a passion to help her clients reach their goals, Vanessa’s unique focus and expertise on helping women gain financial security and independence has improved the financial well-being of numerous women. Vanessa lives with her husband and two daughters in Calgary, Alberta. 


Jocelyn Keith-Asante, P. Geol., PMP - Co-Chair
ARTIS GeoConsult & PM, Ltd.
403-463-7830 |

Mandy M. Williams, P.Geol. - Co-Chair
Burgess Creek Exploration Inc.
(403) 703-6014 |

Yulini Arediningsih, MSc. P.Geo. - Communications

403-618-0105 |