Mentoring and Volunteering in the geospatial industry
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Everybody needs a mentor, whether you are just starting out in a new profession or you are an expert. Mentors are important not only for superior learning, but also to serve as unbiased guides in professional contexts. In this week's episode, Opeyemi speaks with geospatial talent Sharon Omoja - the Regional Coordinator for Women in Geospatial+ for Sub-Saharan Africa, - on Mentoring Volunteering and the Imposter Syndrome.

*Sharon talks about her personal experience and growth in the industry 

*She training with African Drone and Data    Academy

*Her role as a mentor at Women in  Geospatial+

*Why mentorship is important

*The imposter syndrome and how its one of the reason some women are not showcasing their work

*Her hopes for the future of the geospatial industry in Africa and globally.


In the news:

The third cohort of the Women in Geospatial+ Mentorship Program is open for application. Interested? Register here on or before the 19th of September.

Geosakhi (Regional Group of ASIA - an online learning platform & community for geospatial women enthusiasts) along with Women in Geospatial+ organized for the first time, an all-female instructors to deliver their lectures in various trending fields of GIS. The GIS Masterclass was held from 19th August - 24th August 2021 - Link 

QGIS Open Day with the theme QGIS Freestyle was held on 27th August. You can catch the recording on with this Link

Stay updated with subsequent open days here

FOSS4G conference registration is still open, you could register for the conference or grab the free workshop ticket here - Link

OSM Africa Monthly Mapathon - September Edition - Link


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