We are primarily women in technical roles in geology, geophysics, and related disciplines. We invite and include supporters from all genders, and advocate for increased gender balance within our fields.

We host an online community (on Slack) to help reach all of our members, who are located across Canada and the world, and are often travelling or in the field.


Vicki Tschirhart

Vicki holds a PhD in geophysics and works as a research scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada. She is on the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Emerging Professional International Committee and Gravity/Magnetics

Ken Witherly

Ken is the president of Condor Consulting and works as a senior geophysicist. Ken is very active with professional societies and conferences, and advocates for diversity.

Farzaneh Farahani

Farzaneh holds an MSc in geophysics and is a project geophysicist at Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience since 2016. As an internationally trained geoscientist, she is passionate to help women geoscientists (especially immigrants and international students) to find their career path and develop their knowledge in Canada. She is a member of the Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS).

Sarah Devriese

Sarah holds a PhD in geophysics and works at Condor North Consulting. She is a board member of the British Columbia Geophysical Society (BCGS) and the technical contact for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Mining Committee.

Jenna McKenzie

Jenna is the principal geophysicist and co-founder of Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience, a consultancy providing integrated geological and geophysical services. She is the 2018 president of Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS).

Diana Benz

Diana has worked in the mineral exploration industry for over two decades. She holds a PhD, which focused on biogeochemistry and geostatistics, and is the founder and president of Takom Exploration.


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