Catherine Ball, rising high with 'drones for good'
Ranu Basu, seeking human interconnectedness on a global scale
Deirdre Bishop, keeping track of the census
Paulette Brown-Hinds, bringing community awareness to life
Molly Burhans, turning landownership into land stewardship
Kate Chapman, open to helping others benefit from technology
Wan-Hwa Cheng, green sea turtles the apple of her eye
Sylvia A. Earle, Her Deepness works to save the ocean
Shoreh Elhami, a life of service and volunteerism to the greater community
Karen E. Firehock, connecting people to green infrastructure
Kass Green, providing the big picture on natural resources
Kristen Kurland, the heart of a giving teacher
Nancy La Vigne, using quantitative research to tip the scales of justice
Wangari Maathai, the power of one little hummingbird
Holley Moyes, archaeologist explores Maya ritual caves
Natalia Ocampo-Penuela, on the wings of conservation ecology
Miriam Olivares, mentoring from Mexico to Yale
Breece Robertson, protecting what she holds dear
Elena Shevchenko, forging an international bond in tense times
Mary Spence, a cartographer worthy of queen's honors
Kathryn D. Sullivan, meeting the challenge, from NASA to NOAA-and beyond
Nancy Tosta, setting standards and seeking consensus
Madison Vorva, taking her seat at the table
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"As informative and insightful as they are inspired and inspiring, the women's stories showcased in Women and GIS would be beneficial examples for all women with goals and ambitions of their own."
--Julie Summers, Midwest Book Review-- Julie Summers * Midwest Book Review *
"Nancy La Vigne's story very much resonated with me as she explored her various aptitudes and strengths throughout her educational journey and built upon each experience to construct an inspiring and rewarding career. Thanks again for sharing this book with me. I look forward to reading it to my 20 month old daughter so that she too may begin to map her own story!"
--Maggie Mick, Chief Advancement Officer, The Council of State Governments-- Maggie Mick * Reviewer *
"All of us have our own stories to tell; how and where we started, our accomplishments, our challenges, our most successful dreams realized. This book tells us how we can use maps, analysis and geographic information systems (GIS) to motivate and develop our lives and others. The women's stories in this book definitely encourage us to succeed as individuals and as WON members. I can so identify with their stories! WON members and all women can and do make a difference in our government. We are the force!"
--Bronwyn Asplund-Walsh, President, National Association of Counties Women (WON)* Reviewer *