Jocelyn Keith-Asante, P.Geol., PMP

Jocelyn holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Calgary, and is a PMI certified Project Manager. She has spent 30 years working as a petroleum geologist in exploring for and developing both conventional and unconventional reservoirs, 10 years as a geological lab technologist and lab supervisor, taught jazz, ballet and fitness, loved, trained and showed Arabian horses, volunteered in Calgary public schools, drove special needs school children, is working to dismantle racism, served on the Anti-Racism Education Resources Committee, Diversity Calgary, volunteers with the UCC Refugee Sponsorship Committee, served on the Board of Directors, UCC, lobbied AHS to improve women’s health, served on the Canadian Gas Potential Committee, volunteered for the CSPG as SIFT Committee Member, then SIFT Chair, served as Registrar for the CSPG/SEPM Convention, and Co-Founded GeoWomen – a CSPG Committee.

Jocelyn loves to map. One of her favourite quotes is “Beneath all the wealth of detail in a geological map lies an elegant, orderly simplicity.”~ Tuzo Wilson.

Jocelyn understands the value of having a mentor and being a mentor. The mentors in her life, for instance her dad, Walter Keith, were the epitome of the discipline they represented. They demonstrated how to do one’s best with utmost integrity. They were more interested the joy of what they did rather than the monetary rewards they could receive. They passed on these values to her. When she was introduced to Mandy Williams, who asked Jocelyn to be her mentor, she knew that she had to do more. She asked Mandy to join her in creating GeoWomen – a group that would offer networking and mentoring opportunities to female geoscientists in Calgary who are often isolated in companies of all-male technical staff. Jocelyn is also passionate about advocating for inclusive and diverse organizations. Diversity and inclusivity allow non-profit organizations to be more effective, and for-profit organizations to make more money.

Jocelyn is honoured to have received CSPG Tracks and Service Awards, YWCA Woman of Distinction Award Nomination for Community Service, the AWSN Recognition Award, the Minerva Mentoring Award, and Shell Innovation Challenge Top Ten Award for her entry: Use All the Data. She is the principal or co-author of eight oral and/or poster presentations and papers.

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