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Mary van Balgooy Appointed Executive Director of SWG

Mary van Balgooy at the headquarters of the Society of Woman Geographers.

Mary van Balgooy at the headquarters of the Society of Woman Geographers.

Today Mary van Balgooy, vice president of Engaging Places, LLC, becomes the first executive director of the Society of Woman Geographers (SWG), an international membership association based in Washington, DC.

SWG was founded in 1925 in New York by four women who were recognized explorers but ineligible for membership in similar male-only organizations. Over the decades, its members have included aviatrix Amelia Earhart, anthropologist Margaret Mead, author Pearl Buck, archaeologist Mary Douglas Leakey, and primatologist Jane Goodall. It has grown from Continue reading