GeoWomen started in 2014.  Our motivation is to help women embarking on a career in geoscience in Calgary to get from new graduate to retiring at the top of your game.

We meet to network and share stories & strategies on navigating a career in geoscience in Calgary.

Anyone in the geoscience and energy community in Calgary is welcome.  We will make an effort to focus on topics of interest to women.  To showcase the achievements of women in the geoscience and energy community of Calgary.  And to both inspire and educate.  We aim to appeal to a broad range of experience levels, from women starting their geoscience careers in large or small companies, women in mid-career and women late in their careers.

The realities are that the numbers of women geoscientists drop as their careers progress. Women aren’t as likely to progress into technically higher levels, management or the board of directors in any size company.  If we get together and share knowledge and strategies perhaps this could change.


Jen Russel-Houston - An Energetic Leader

Speaker: Jen Russel-Houston | VP Geoscience, Osum Oil Sands Corp.

Time: 12:00pm
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Location: geoLOGIC classroom, 2nd floor Aquitaine Tower, 540 5 Ave SW Calgary

Join GeoWomen of Calgary & the CSEG Mentorship program for a presentation by Jen Russel-Houston, VP of Geoscience and Land at Osum and CSPG President-Elect. Come and hear Jen’s story about her path to success in the Petroleum Industry.  Gain inspiration and insight into the choices, attitudes and so much more that led Dr. Russel-Houston to where she is now.
Free Event - Bring your lunch and questions - Everyone is welcome!


Dr. Jen Russel-Houston, VP of Geoscience and Land at Osum.
Prior to joining Osum in 2008, Dr. Jen Russel-Houston worked for Shell on both onshore and offshore projects where she developed expertise in reservoir evaluations, thermal production geology, and leading technical teams.  As Vice President, Geoscience and Land she oversees Osum’s geoscience evaluations as they relate to current assets and guides the assessment of future potential opportunities of interest to Osum.  Dr. Russel-Houston is an active member of APEGA and is the President Elect of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Jen is most content exploring the mountains with her husband and her two boys, who accommodate her frequent stops to hunt fossils and look at outcrops.
For more information on GeoWomen of Calgary, please visit
GeoWomen of Calgary is a GeoCommunity of the CSPG
GeoWomen of Calgary is a member of AWSN

Fall 2019 events have been scheduled for the following dates.  Stay tuned for more information.
Tuesday, December 10


Jocelyn Keith-Asante, P. Geol., PMP - Co-Chair
ARTIS GeoConsult & PM, Ltd.
403-463-7830 |

Mandy M. Williams, P.Geol. - Co-Chair
Burgess Creek Exploration Inc.
(403) 703-6014 |

Jennifer Kingsbury P.Geo - Events Coordinator
403-874-4993  l

Fanny Malpica Rojas, Petroleum Geologist - Organization and Communications
Lisa Doyle, MSc - Organization and Communications
Areeba Ayaz, PhD - Organization and Communications