Geomatic Technologies (GT) has partnered with RMIT to introduce the new Women in Geospatial Science scholarship program.

Aimed at increasing gender diversity, the scholarship is set to attract more women to the heavily under-represented geospatial science and surveying disciplines supported by RMIT University.

In 2016, females only accounted for a 5% intake in Surveying and 20% in Geospatial Science across RMIT’s two geospatial courses, equating to a combined 11 undergraduate female students.

GT is pleased to welcome Zoe Hille as the inaugural GT Women in Geospatial scholarship recipient.

Since completing her high school education at Caulfield Grammar, Zoe has commenced her first year of studies in the RMIT Surveying undergraduate course.

The initiative will also actively build the talent pipeline for GT with work placement opportunities to be offered to recipients of the scholarship.

GT Data Services Delivery Manager, Marie Slako said: “GT is proud to be aligned with growing young women in the geospatial industry. As a woman who is passionate about the industry, I look forward to welcoming more young women to this innovative profession.”

Pictured below is Zoe with some of GT’s current Women in Geospatial Science.

Left to right: Alice Kesminas (Mondo), Claire Knauth (Data Services), Zoe Hille and Marie Slako (Data Services)