GEOWOMEN

ABOUT
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.

Full History of GeoWomen:

UPCOMING EVENTS

Be Story Savvy: How to Get Your Message Across with Story

Join GeoWomen of Calgary for a noon-hour workshop with Jilliane Yawney, founder of A Narrative Approach.  Jilliane will be sharing the skills you can learn that will help you communicate with polish and influence.  (Tip number one: the most important thing you can do is become a storyteller.)

This workshop is for you if you want to:
•    Become a compelling speaker
•    Build your confidence
•    Present with power

You will walk away from this talk with an understanding of the importance of story and an awareness of the skills and tools that will make you a more powerful communicator.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
geoLOGIC Classroom, +15 Level, 2nd Floor, Aquitaine Tower
540 – 5th Avenue SW

11:45am - Networking
12:00pm – Presentation by Jilliane Yawney

Free Event – No registration required – Everyone is welcome!
Bring your lunch and questions



Jilliane Yawney
is the founder of A Narrative Approach, where she empowers entrepreneurs and business people to communicate with impact using story.

Jilliane has been building the storytelling community in Calgary since 2012 when she founded the Calgary Story Slam.  She is a faculty member at the Mount Royal Conservatory in the department of Speech & Dramatic Arts and is an expert storyteller, public presenter and instructor.

Jilliane spent 13 years in non-profit & management where she worked with teams to craft compelling narratives to better convey their message. She loves helping people build their voice and their confidence by guiding them to refine their message and grow their communication skills.  Her educational credentials include an Associates of Speech & Dramatic Arts, BFA in Theatre and a Masters in Library & Information Studies where she wrote a thesis on storytelling & education.

For more information on A Narrative Approach, please visit www.anarrativeapproach.com
For more information on GeoWomen of Calgary, please visit www.geowomen.org
GeoWomen of Calgary is a GeoCommunity of the CSPG www.cspg.org
GeoWomen of Calgary is also a member of AWSN www.awsn.org


Jen Russel-Houston - An Energetic Leader

Speaker: Jen Russel-Houston | VP Geoscience, Osum Oil Sands Corp.

Time: 12:00pm
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Location: geoLOGIC classroom, 2nd floor Aquitaine Tower, 540 5 Ave SW Calgary

ABSTRACT
Join GeoWomen of Calgary & the CSEG Mentorship program for a presentation by Jen Russel-Houston, VP of Geoscience and Land at Osum and CSPG President-Elect. Come and hear Jen’s story about her path to success in the Petroleum Industry.  Gain inspiration and insight into the choices, attitudes and so much more that led Dr. Russel-Houston to where she is now.
Free Event - Bring your lunch and questions - Everyone is welcome!

BIOGRAPHY



Dr. Jen Russel-Houston, VP of Geoscience and Land at Osum.
 
Prior to joining Osum in 2008, Dr. Jen Russel-Houston worked for Shell on both onshore and offshore projects where she developed expertise in reservoir evaluations, thermal production geology, and leading technical teams.  As Vice President, Geoscience and Land she oversees Osum’s geoscience evaluations as they relate to current assets and guides the assessment of future potential opportunities of interest to Osum.  Dr. Russel-Houston is an active member of APEGA and is the President Elect of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Jen is most content exploring the mountains with her husband and her two boys, who accommodate her frequent stops to hunt fossils and look at outcrops.
 
DIVISION INFORMATION
For more information on GeoWomen of Calgary, please visit www.geowomen.org
GeoWomen of Calgary is a GeoCommunity of the CSPG www.cspg.org
GeoWomen of Calgary is a member of AWSN www.awsn.org


Fall 2019 events have been scheduled for the following dates.  Stay tuned for more information.
Tuesday, December 10

COMMITTEE CONTACTS

Jocelyn Keith-Asante, P. Geol., PMP - Co-Chair
ARTIS GeoConsult & PM, Ltd.
403-463-7830 | jkasante@shaw.ca
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jkeithasante

Mandy M. Williams, P.Geol. - Co-Chair
Burgess Creek Exploration Inc.
(403) 703-6014 | mwilliams.pgeo@gmail.com
linkedin.com/in/mandymillerwilliams

Jennifer Kingsbury P.Geo - Events Coordinator
403-874-4993  l  jenniferkingsbury@shaw.ca
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferkingsbury

Fanny Malpica Rojas, Petroleum Geologist - Organization and Communications
Lisa Doyle, MSc - Organization and Communications
Areeba Ayaz, PhD - Organization and Communications