What is the Women Learn Program?

The Women Learn Program is a social impact initiative by The GIS Girl that provides access to in-demand geospatial and non-technical skills that are relevant to the workplace. This access is provided to a selected group of women in their early careers who are eager to learn practical knowledge and modern skills to jumpstart or advance their careers.

About This Cohort

This cohort is a fully remote intensive 4-month program designed to run from July- October 2023. As the aim of the cohort is intended to maximize quality experience for participants, only 10 women will be selected and gain access to the courses at zero cost. 

The courses for this cohort is provided in partnership with GEO University (GU).

What will you learn?

Here is the list of category tracks that you are able to choose during your application:

  1. Data visualization and cartography: This track focuses on building competence in cartographic design, visualization, and setting up a server to display geospatial data.
  2. Data Analysis (GIS): This track focuses on building competence in conducting spatial analysis using  SQL as well as building advanced databases. 
  3. Data Analysis (Remote Sensing): This track focuses on building competence in earth observation data processing using advanced techniques.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must identify as a woman.
  2. Must have a good grasp of the English language as the program is run in English.
  3. Must be committed to their own growth and are ready to put in extra work to achieve their set goals.
  4. Must have access to a computer and good internet connection.
  5. Must have 0 to 2 years of experience in the preferred track. 
  6. Must be able to devote at least 5 to 10 hours weekly towards the activities outlined in the learning track and also participate in coaching sessions.

Do you think this is for you? Apply to join this cohort here.

Selection Process

  1. Complete the application form on the website, 
  2. Once the application has been submitted, applications will be reviewed by an expert panel,
  3. Brief interviews will be conducted for shortlisted candidates,
  4. Final selection of cohort participants will be informed.

What will you gain from the Academy?

  1. Practical knowledge relevant to the current geospatial market,
  2. Access to experienced coaches and industry network,
  3. Specially curated courses focused on helping drive your career and give you an appropriate springboard to jumpstart or advance your geospatial career,
  4. Non-technical skills from career clinic sessions, including personal branding, CV reviews, communication skills etc.
  5. Academy participation comes at no cost to you, the student (save for your time, good internet and PC).

What will I do during the program?

  • Milestone Tracker: Participants will set their milestones and targets at the beginning of the program using the S.M.A.R.T framework with support from the TGG team.
  • Self-Learning: Weekly dedication to self-paced learning.
  • Accountability: Participants track their progress every week through a qualitative data entry process and have a bi-weekly peer review to stay accountable to their goals.
  • Coaching sessions & Career Clinics: Exclusive chat with industry professionals.
  • Project: Participants will propose a self-motivated project in the second month of the cohort and dedicate the last month to work on that.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need to pay a fee to apply to the program?

📌Participation is free. 

What are we looking for?

📌 We are seeking committed and self-motivated women are willing to improve their skillsets and put the knowledge acquired to use.

What is the time commitment during the program?

📌 The program is very flexible and participants will be required to put in 5-10 hours weekly to learn and participate in the additional sessions as required.

Will TGG get me a job after the program?
📌 No. The skills you learn during the program and the expanded network you are exposed to should make you more eligible for job offers. We believe in you.

If you would like to get in touch for questions, comments or collaboration, send us an email at hello[at]geoluminous.co.uk