Careers of Women in GIS: How to Be Ethical With Data in a Political World Featuring Rebekah Jones
Tue, Oct 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
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This webinar series highlights women in geospatial fields and provides a platform to tell their unique professional growth stories and career paths. This guided discussion will cover the speaker’s career challenges, current projects, and career growth.
Doing the right thing in a world where science and data serves politicians and bureaucrats can be difficult. While working for the Florida Department of Health, Rebekah Jones was asked to mislead the public and endanger the health and welfare of Florida’s people. She took the high road and said no, and for her ethical stance, she was fired, and defamed. Instead of quitting, Rebekah built a new GIS-driven set of applications to give the public the information that matters in an easily digestible format, without political influence. Through her work, Rebekah helps citizens around the world make educated data-driven decisions.
In this webinar we will discuss:
-The difficulty of being ethical with data in a political world
-The challenges facing women in STEM
-What is a scientist?
-Growing a career through adversity with creativity and determination
Instructor: Rebekah Jones, Florida COVID-19 Whistleblower, Geographer, and Founder of FloridaCovidAction.com
Who should attend: Individuals interested in learning more about GIS.