Esri’s Dr. Dawn Wright to Speak at the College of William & Mary Celebration 100 Years of Women

Esri Chief Scientist Will Discuss the Book Women and GIS: Mapping
Their Stories

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#ArcGISlt;/agt;–Esri,
the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that Dr.
Dawn Wright, the company’s chief scientist, will speak at the College of
William & Mary on February 14, 2019. Her talk will be part of the
school’s 100 Years of Women celebration and the United Nations’
International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Part of her talk will
announce the new book from Esri, Women
and GIS: Mapping Their Stories

The College of William & Mary began the yearlong 100 Years of Women
celebration in August 2018. It commemorates the college’s autumn 1918
semester, when the Virginia institute accepted its first female students
and became the first public coeducational university in the state.
Wright will present “Discovery, Technology, Hope,” a journey through
past explorations of the planet, especially its oceans. The presentation
will discuss some of the most important women in science and describe
advancements in mapping technology, allowing deeper exploration and
increased understanding of the world in order to save and sustain the

“I’m excited and honored to be part of the 100 Years of Women
celebration,” said Wright. “Increasing women’s presence in STEM
[science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] fields is a topic
that is close to my heart, and it is trailblazing institutions like
William & Mary that have made our progress on this issue possible.”

Wright is a renowned geographer and oceanographer, an authority in
geospatial data science and the use of GIS in marine science, and an
accomplished and respected author in these fields. She has written the
foreword to Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories. The book tells
the stories of how 23 women applied themselves and overcame obstacles,
using maps, analysis, and GIS to contribute to their professions and the
world. Sharing the experiences of their childhoods, the misstarts and
challenges they faced, and the lessons they learned, each story shows
how ordinary girls with very different passions have become
extraordinary women who greatly impacted the world.

Wright’s presentation will be free and open to the public. It will take
place at 4:00 p.m. on campus at the Sadler Center in Williamsburg,
Virginia. To learn more, visit

and GIS: Mapping Their Stories
is now available at most online
book retailers as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589485297, 232 pages, US$14.99).
The book will be available in paperback in March 2019 (ISBN:
9781589485679, 232 pages, US$14.99). The print edition will be available
for purchase at
or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit
for complete ordering options, or visit
to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact
Esri book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri

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software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful
geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock
the full potential of data to improve operational and business results.
Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations
including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75
percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and
universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information
technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital
transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics.
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