Role and participation of women in OSM: How GeoChicas was created

Sunday 1:30pm, Room 6

Community growth and diversity, outreach

(3b) Core OSM: OSMF working groups (community, licence, data...)

Selene Yang Rappaccioli 75min

GeoChicas (OSM Latam Women's Group)

I want to talk about the importance of having gender focused groups in order to create more inclusive spaces of discussion. During SOTM Latam I organised a panel of Latin American women to discuss the role, participation and representation of women in our community. I want to do the same in SOTM International with women not only from Latin America but from different communities, and create more working groups and networks with girls, for example like @OSMGirls from Africa.