SEG Women's Network

The SEG Women's Network is a community hosted by the SEG Women's Network Committee. Created in 2011, the Women's Network raises awareness of and finds solutions for the challenges women encounter in applied geophysics.

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Our objectives are:

  • Grow a community for mutual support among female SEG members,
  • Encourage more participation and leadership by women in applied geophysics worldwide,
  • Enhance recruiting and retention of women in the profession and mentoring of students and early career professionals, and
  • Elevate awareness of the value of a diverse workforce in the profession. 


As part of the 2017 SEG WNC goals, which were in part driven by member feedback from the SEG Annual Meeting WNC activities, the SEG Women's Network has begun development of a mentoring portal for female SEG members.

Visit the Mentoring portal

Pioneer Women of Geophysics

A series of poster presentations (in PDF format) summarizing the achievements and background of some of geophysics' pioneering women.

Women's Network at Annual Meeting

9th Annual Networking Reception of SEG Women's Committee
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Convention Center: Room 220

This event will bring members and students together for an opportunity to network, discuss current events and trends, and hear Allyson Anderson Book, Executive Director of the American Geosciences Institute, share her experiences. This will be a ticketed event with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. 

Speaker bio:

Allyson K. Anderson Book is the Executive Director of the American Geosciences Institute. Prior to accepting this position, Anderson Book held senior roles at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and ExxonMobil Exploration Company. She is a former President of the Association for Women Geoscientists and has been an active member and volunteer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists for more than 20 years. She is a member of the National Petroleum Council, a federally chartered advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Energy, and also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She holds a Master's degree in Geology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. 

Tickets on sale through Sunday, 15 September at 12:00pm (CST).

Hosted by SEG Women's Network

Special Session
Geophysicists in the Workforce: Challenges, Trends, and Future Outlook
1:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Convention Center: Room 204C
Postconvention Workshop
W-20: Rock Physics Implications of CO2 Injection in the Subsurface
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Organizers: : Hendratta Ali, Fort Hays State University; Nazmul Haque Mondol, University of Oslo; Manika Prasad, Colorado School of Mines

This workshop will bring together a panel of experts and practitioners to share insights about the challenges/opportunities for applying rock physics to image CO2 and fluids interactions in the subsurface. Intended for geoscientists interested in the processes, imaging and detection technologies to detect and quantify subsurface fluids and CO2.

Additional Resources

"Full Spectrum" in The Leading Edge

The Leading EdgeRead about Women in Geophysics in featured articles and the regular "Full Spectrum" column in The Leading Edge.

Read about Women in Geophysics at the SEG Library

Read about the Women's Network at the SEG wiki

SEG Wiki

Learn more at the SEG Wiki

SEG Anti-Harassment Policy and Reporting Form

Anti-Harassment Policy (PDF)

Harassment Complaint Form (PDF)

View this informative WNC webinar

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