Join us at the George R. Brown Convention Center for an exciting and entertaining celebration of women geologists and their historic contributions to 100 years of oil exploration.
AAPG’s Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS) will host an all-day forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 1, featuring expert speakers, panel discussions, networking potential and the world premiere of a new documentary: “Rock Stars: Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology.”
“Rock Stars,” an engaging video that examines and celebrates the century-long history, achievements and advancements of women in the profession, will be shown and discussed in four segments, each of which examines the eras, the cultures, the profession and the experiences women faced in pursuing their love of petroleum geology.
It features both the great names and unknown faces who made significant and lasting contributions to the science, industry and profession of petroleum geology.
It wasn’t an easy journey for any of them. Today, it stands as a triumph – and a torch for all to follow.
Tickets for the special event are $65 ($40 for students), and include a continental breakfast and lunch. Schlumberger will host a post-forum reception open to all.
The forum is a great opportunity to network and honor the industry’s women geoscientists. Start your AAPG centennial celebration in style – don’t miss “Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology.”
The mission of the PROWESS Committee is to increase participation and advancement of women in earth sciences and the energy industry, with an emphasis on education, outreach, support, leadership, development and ultimately retention.
PROWESS members currently are involved in several projects, including a new book, “The History of Women in Petroleum Geology,” as well as a “Returning to Work After Hiatus” guide, short courses and networking events at major conferences, an E-Mentoring program and more.
Contact Barbara Tillotson ([email protected]) for more information on how to get involved.
AAPG Professional Women in Earth Sciences (PROWESS)
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Women’s
Yes, you’ve come a long way…
Get a sampling of how styles for women petroleum geologists have changed during the past century – and choose to participate yourself!
A highlight of the PROWESS forum will be a costume contest, organized with the AAPG Young Professionals, featuring business and work attire that was part of a woman geologist’s “uniform” over the past century.
From the Victorian dresses that women wore in the field from 1917-20, to the field attire of the 1930s, World War II styles, the “Ideal Woman” look of the 1950-60s, the minis of the 1970s and finally to the “Dress for Success” power fashions of the 1980s, there are endless possibilities for dressing up as a Pioneer.
Everyone is invited to come to the forum dressed as Pioneering Women from any one of these eras (or, just dress in your usual business casual).
Contact Stephanie Nwoko ([email protected]) or Terra George ([email protected]) for more information on the “dressing for an historic era” contest.
Schedule of events
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
|9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
|9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
||Part I (Earliest entrepreneurs), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Cindy Yeilding, Susan Morrice )
|10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
||Break; Individual Discussions/Networking
|11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
||Part II (Earliest managers, heavy minerals oil finders, first well site women), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Annelle Bay, Michelle Judson, Susan Cunningham).
|12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
||Lunch (Claire Farley, vice chairman with KKR’s Energy & Infrastructure business, will be the luncheon keynote speaker.)
|2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
||Part III (Micropaleontology pioneers, WWII and the military), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Sherilyn William Stroug, Randi Martinsen, Ione Taylor).
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
||Break; Individual Discussions/Networking
|4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
||Part IV (Post WWII and affirmative action), plus discussion (with Robbie Gries, Yeilding, Judson, Martinsen, Morrice, Williams-Stroud, Taylor, Bay)
|5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
||Wrap Up, Concluding Thoughts
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.