In April, we announced Seequent has signed on as the first Global Visibility Partner for Women in Geothermal (WING).
Founded in 2013, WING now has around 1000 members in 48 country teams in geothermal hotspots around the world from New Zealand to El Salvador to Denmark.
As WING’s Visibility Partner, we are proud to be sponsoring this year’s Visibility Scholarship.
Andrea (Andy) Blair, Global Chairman of WING, says: “Women need to be visible, in positions of influence, making decisions and leading, and serving as role models for those wanting to step into these roles too. We thought it was a really good fit to have Seequent as our partner in this area given their Leapfrog Geothermal software, used by many in the industry, provides the tools to enable visualisation and provide clarity.”
Open to all WING members, the scholarship will support speaking at the New Zealand Geothermal Conference in November. Seequent will provide flights, accommodation and conference registration for the successful applicant, chosen from conference abstracts screened by WING and Seequent.
“As a long-time supporter of WING, and their mission to support women in the Geothermal industry, we are proud to be their first Global Visibility Partner, and sponsor the Visibility Scholarship. I’m looking forward to being a part of the scholarship process, and meeting the successful applicant in November,” says Jeremy O’Brien Seequent’s Geothermal Business Manager.
O’Brien is one of the founding WINGmen. “I’ve been involved with Andy and the WING team from the start, along with other colleagues at Seequent. It’s been really inspirational to be part of the network as they work to break down barriers for women in the industry.”
Blair says it’s also important to have a meaningful proportion of WINGmen as members as they make up 84% of the geothermal industry, and hold the vast majority of leadership positions. “Without the support of men, its unlikely meaningful change will occur.”
Are you interested in applying, or know someone who might be?
Applications for the Visibility Scholarship are now open – see below for more details.