Arlyne Johnson, wildlife conservationist working in Latin America and Asia.The Society of Woman Geographers is an international community that supports women who know no boundaries by encouraging research and exploration, providing opportunities to share ideas and promoting intellectual exchange.

Our Statement on Racial Injustice 

The Society of Woman Geographers is dedicated to its core values of promoting diversity, accessibility and inclusion through geography to make the world a better place for all. At this extraordinary time of collective focus on social injustice and racial inequality, SWG stands together with our richly diverse global community. Regardless of where it is happening, racism and social injustice against persons of color must end. SWG recommits itself to stand in solidarity with others, and to work tirelessly to help build a more just, equitable and inclusive world. An act of racism or injustice against one person, is an attack on us all.


Membership is by election only

Rebecca Lee, documenting the effects of climate change.We have approximately 500 members across the U.S. and in 28 foreign countries, who include anthropologists, journalists, archaeologists, oceanographers, diplomats, explorers and many other professions. Regular meetings and field trips related to members' work are held by groups located in Chicago, New York, the San Francisco Bay Area, South Florida and Washington, DC. In addition we have At-Large members living in 36 states and Corresponding members living in 32 countries. Our Headquarters is located in an historic townhouse four blocks from the Capitol in Washington, DC. Our Museum is closed at this time.

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