“WOMEN IN GI” IRLOGI / EUROGI WEBINAR – 25 February 2021
25 February 2021 starting at 13:00 Irish Standard Time
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1708506242548251661
At the start of the webinar Monica Sebillo will briefly present background information regarding the EUROGI ‘Women in GI’ Focus Group (which she leads), and then she and the other three presenters will give their views on the Women in GI topic. Marion Murphy will discuss the visibility of women in senior decision-making roles, why it is important to build equality and representation at a senior level and how we can make it happen. Ulla Kronborg Mazzoli will reflect on why the STEM area is still experiencing a significant gender imbalance and how to break the pattern. Nathalie Stephenne will present the project Women in Copernicus (WIC), which set up a survey to understand barriers and facilitators in women’s education and careers. WIC promotes the visibility of Women in Earth Observation and GI.
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.
MONICA SEBILLO (Italian)
Monica is an Associate Professor in Information Processing Systems at the Department of Computer Science,
University of Salerno (Italy). She received the PhD degree in Applied Math and Computer Science. Monica is an
ACM senior member and the President of AMFM GIS Italia, member of EUROGI. Her research interests include
spatial databases and geographic information systems, Human-GIS interaction, and territorial intelligence
MARION MURPHY (Irish)
Marion Murphy is the Managing Director at Mallon Technology Ltd. She has been instrumental in growing the
company from a small team to one of the largest GI service providers in Ireland, delivering GI and RS projects for
a range of public and private sector clients. Marion holds a BSc in Technology Management. She is an executive
committee member of IRLOGI and represents Mallon as a member of EUROGI.
ULLA KRONBORG MAZZOLI (Danish)
Ulla is Chief Advisor for the Danish Agency for Data Supply and Efficiency where she is involved with digital
government, data infrastructure, data driven innovation and value creation. She is the national INSPIRE Contact
Point and representative in several EU expert groups and works for the EU JRC on the ELISE (ISA) programme.
Ulla holds a Master of Science in Geography and a diploma degree in Leadership and Management. She is the
chair of the Danish Geoforum´s International Committee and a freelance university teacher.
NATHALIE STEPHENNE (Belgian)
Nathalie is geographer/ geomatic expert in public services. She has worked as project manager and team leader
on EO and GIS in private companies, at UBrussel, and at the EU JRC with a postdoctoral research on
geomodelling. She created the EO and Geodata unit at ISSeP. Her interest in gender issues started within the
GMOSS project with workshops and papers on gender and remote sensing. As representative of Wallonia, she
promoted the Nereus Space Girls Space Women exhibitions and initiated the Women in Copernicus project
funded by Cordinet.