Monday 8 March was International Women’s Day, and throughout this week we have been celebrating the contributions of female geographers to the discipline by sharing the names of the women who have inspired you geographically.
We kicked off the week with a short video from some members of the Society’s team sharing the names of the women who have inspired them, and our Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group have shared some short interviews with six women of their experiences working in this field.
From teachers, lecturers, friends and colleagues to historic female geographers and contemporary role models, we have enjoyed seeing the many women you have highlighted who work to encourage, inspire and support geography and geographical learning. Here’s a selection of just some of them.
If you want to see all the #IWDgeographers, click here to view them on Twitter.
The Society is grateful to the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group who provided the inspiration behind this year’s International Women’s Day campaign. Their ‘100+’ project, created and displayed at the 2013 Annual International Conference, celebrated the centenary of women’s permanent membership of the Society and formed the basis of our plans.