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July 8th, 2024
WGIC DEI Trailblazer Awards 2024 – Nominations Now Open

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The Hague, The Netherlands: The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) is excited to call for nominations for the coveted DEI Trailblazer Awards 2024. The awards recognize and honor professionals, leaders and organizations championing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the geospatial community.

Nominations for the 2024 DEI Trailblazer Awards are now open in the following categories:

  • WGIC DEI Trailblazer – Individual Champion
    Celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to DEI by implementing and embodying DEI principles and best practices in their professional lives. This award focuses on individual’s impactful actions and initiatives within their organizations and the geospatial community.
    Submit your nomination here
  • WGIC DEI Trailblazer – Corporate Impact
    Honors organizations that have made significant advances in DEI within their workplaces and the geospatial ecosystem. This award recognizes dedication to creating inclusive corporate cultures and integrating DEI best practices into their operations.
    Submit your nomination here
  • WGIC DEI Trailblazer – Advocacy Award
    Acknowledges significant advocacy efforts that have shaped DEI policies and practices. This award recognizes individuals and entities in the private, public, and academic sectors within the geospatial community for their impactful advocacy campaigns and/or influence on policy. Submit your nomination here

Welcoming the nominations, Valrie Grant, Chair of the DEI Committee and Founder & Chairwoman of GeoTechVision, said, “Through the WGIC DEI Trailblazer Awards, we celebrate the transformative contributions of individuals and organizations committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the geospatial industry. This year, we are especially proud to introduce the DEI Trailblazer Advocacy Award, which acknowledges those who embrace and uphold DEI principles and actively influence policies to create a more inclusive geospatial community. This award represents our dedication to celebrating and amplifying the voices making a significant difference in our field.”

Important Dates:

  • July 31, 2024: Last date for the submission of nominations
  • September 1, 2024: Announcement of the winners
  • September 24-26, 2024: Presentation of the awards at INTERGEO 2024 in Stuttgart, Germany

About World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC)

The World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) is a global not-for-profit trade association of private sector companies in the geospatial ecosystem. WGIC collaborates with multilateral organizations, public agencies, and user-industry communities to demonstrate the value and benefits of geospatial technologies in the economy, society and environment.

Through its policy, thematic research, and cross-cutting outreach programs, WGIC facilitates the exchange of knowledge and co-creation of business opportunities for the geospatial industry.

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