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Diversity In The Workplace @ SEG Annual Meeting San Antonio

September 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Diversity In The Workplace @ SEG Annual Meeting San Antonio

Talks and panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, hosted by Mike Loudin and Maitri Erwin at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting Business of Applied Geophysics sessions. Until recently, diversity and inclusion have been narrowly viewed in terms of increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the workforce. As the demographics of the workforce change, so does its global nature, as well as the imperative to integrate between many interrelated disciplines. Thus, members of the workforce often find themselves in a profoundly diverse working environment. This is a challenge but also a resource, and this forum will examine how some organizations thrive in this brave new world.

1:45–1:50 PM
Opening Remarks, Introduction by Mike Loudin and Maitri Erwin

1:50–2:15 PM
By the Numbers: Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences
Allyson Anderson Book, Executive Director, American Geosciences Institute

2:15–2:40 PM
Diversity – Is it possible and does it have an impact?
Fred Dyen, Human Resources Director, Schlumberger

Inclusion Enhances Diversity: Focusing on Inclusion in Academia can Increase Retention, Scholarship and more
Hendratta Ali, Chair, SEG Women’s Network

Inclusion and Diversity: Mirroring the Natural World
Stacey Weltmer, Geology Discipline Manager, ExxonMobil

3:30–3:55 PM
Models of Diversity in Geoscience: Supporting a Diverse Workplace
Eric Riggs, Associate Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University

3:55–4:20 PM
Propelling Yourself and the Business Forward – Untapping the Human Resource
Ellen Vernotzy, General Manager Frontier Exploration and Appraisal, Africa/Latin America, Chevron

4:20–4:50 PM
Open Panel Discussion with Q/A


September 16, 2019
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center: Stars at Night Ballroom B1
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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