Women’s Network Breakfast
"Brand ME for Change"
Time: Wednesday, 8:30 – 11:00 am
Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ticketed Event: $20 per person
Patricia E. Walker, Chief Geoscientist for ExxonMobil
Ms. Walker graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1986 with a MS degree in Geology. Since then, she has worked mainly for Exxon and ExxonMobil in a variety of capacities in Exploration and Field Development, including field mapping, reservoir characterization, exploration reassessments, drilling recommendations and exploration bid rounds, and in a diversity of geographic and geologic settings.
Ms. Walker has successfully navigated her career in both a technical contributor role as well as a management role, while raising two children. Since 2015, Ms. Walker has been Chief Geoscientist at ExxonMobil.
What can SEG’s Women’s Network do to help SEG members during trying times?
Introduction to the breakout session:
Uche Aigbokhai, Eve Sprunt, Maitri Erwin and committee
Following the keynote presentation, we will split into groups to identify ways in which the Women's Network can align its short- and long-term goals to provide support to SEG members during times of low oil prices and decreased academic budgets. We urge participants, especially students, to become actively involved in the WNC to implement initiatives of interest to them, in particular those targeted at their specific geographic region and/or specialties within geophysics. At the end of the discussion period, a representative from each group will propose one or two ideas for immediate inclusion into WNC's agenda and five-year strategy. This is an opportunity for SEG members, males and females, from all regions, to become active members of the WNC and to have a major influence on our strategies for the success of women in geophysics. Since SEG depends on volunteers to implement its programs, the best way to ensure that the ideas of greatest interest to you are implemented is to help with the implementation.
Women’s Networking Event
Time: Monday, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: OMNI Hotel
Ticketed Event: $20 per person*
A brief welcome and introduction to the SEG Women’s Network by Maitri Erwin, WNC Chair will immediately precede the featured Pioneers in Geophysics posters that highlight a few pioneering women in geophysics. Networking will begin immediately thereafter.
Tickets for this event may be purchased in advance or onsite in the Registration Area. Attendees must have ticket for admission. Tickets are $20/person and includes a drink ticket, then pay as you go bar with served hors d'oeuvres.
*Students are eligible to buy one ticket and receive a second for free. In order to receive the second free ticket, we ask that the registrant contact firstname.lastname@example.org.