About SWG

The Society of Woman Geographers is a non-profit association designed to provide a medium of intellectual exchange among traveled women engaged in the study of geography and its allied arts and sciences; to further geographical work in all its branches; to spread knowledge of the world and its people; to encourage geographical research; and to support financially fellowship programs that provide aid to outstanding women graduate students in geography and its allied fields.

Membership is by election only.

We have approximately 500 members across the U.S. and in 28 foreign countries, who include anthropologists, journalists, archeologists, 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, Southern California and Washington, DC.┬áIn addition we have At-Large members living in 36 states. Our Headquarters is located in an historic townhouse four blocks from the Capitol in Washington, DC.