Mentoring and Volunteering in the Geospatial Industry

SEASON: 1 | EPISODE: 6 | | GIS Career

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.

With Opeyemi Kazeem-Jimoh and Sharon Omoja

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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 

*Her 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 it is one of the reasons 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 the 27th of August. You can catch the recording 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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Opeyemi Opeyemi Kazeem-Jimoh

Opeyemi is a Geospatial Data Analyst and Cartographer with interests in DRR through geo-hazard mapping, GIS for business and sales process optimization, and promoting sustainable futures.

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    Sharon Omoja Sharon Omoja

    Sharon Omoja is a GIS Analyst at Naturesurf systems in Nairobi. She volunteers for OpenStreetMap Kenya where she is involved in coordinating some of the community’s activities and training new mappers.

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