Andrea (Andy) Blair, global chairman of WING, said: "We're delighted to have Seequent step up and support WING as our Global Visibility Partner. Women need to be visible, in positions of influence, making decisions and leading, and serving as role models for those wanting to step into these roles too. We thought it was a really good fit to have Seequent as our partner in this area given their Leapfrog Geothermal software, used by many in the industry, provides the tools to enable visualisation and provide clarity."
The event in Iceland also saw the launch of the WING/ Seequent Visibility Scholarship which will fund one WING member each year to attend a global geothermal conference and present a research paper.
"We've been long-time supporters of WING and their mission to support women in the geothermal industry to reach their potential," said Graham Grant, Seequent's chief operating officer. "Visibility has an important role to play in helping achieve this. We saw this partnership as a fantastic opportunity to work with WING to support a number of global visibility initiatives, the first of which is the scholarship.
"The scholarship is a really practical way for Seequent to provide visibility for a WING member, to educate and inspire others, as well as, to help build networks and profile that will assist with career development," he added.
Founded in 2013, WING now has around 1,000 members in 48 country teams in geothermal hotspots around the world. Open to all WING women, this year's Visibility Scholarship will support speaking at the New Zealand Geothermal Conference in November. Seequent will provide flights, accommodation and conference registration for the successful applicant, chosen from conference abstracts screened by WING and Seequent.