Inspirational women

Speakers at the Empowering Women With Tech International Women's Day 2019 event . Pictured (L-R): Eve Roodhouse (Chief Officer Economic Development, Leeds City Council), Niamh McKenna (Managing Director Accenture Health UK), Natasha Sayce-Zelem (Founder, Empowering Women with Tech), Ana Jakimovska (Director of Product Management, The Guardian), Vinita Marwaha Madill (Founder, Rocket Women), Councillor Rebecca Charlwood (Leeds City Council) [David Lindsay/Empowering Women with Tech]

Rocket Women Celebrates International Women’s Day with Empowering Women with Tech

Rocket Women were honoured to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 with Empowering Women With Tech. Rocket Women Founder Vinita Marwaha Madill participated in a series of Fireside Chats with truly inspirational women in tech, including Ana Jakimovska (The Guardian’s Director of Product Management), Niamh McKenna (Managing Director, Accenture Health UK), Milena Nikolic (Director of Software Engineering, Google), …

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NASA Astronauts To Conduct Historic First All-Female Spacewalk

NASA Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch are scheduled to make history, conducting the first all-female spacewalk (or EVA – Extravehicular Activity) on 29th March 2019, during Women’s History Month. Almost 35 years after Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the 1st woman to walk in space on 25th July 1984. The news was broken by the awesome Rocket Woman …

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Taylor Richardson

Meet The Next Generation Of Rocket Women: Taylor Richardson, 15, Future Astronaut

Taylor Richardson is on a mission to become an astronaut. Along her journey she has impressively raised almost $20,000 to send girls to see the movie Hidden Figures, encouraging them to join STEM, and has recently raised over $110,000 to send girls to see the movie A Wrinkle In Time! Her notable support for the campaign is inspired …

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Bethany Downer at European Space Agency's (ESA) ESTEC, The Netherlands

Meet A Rocket Woman: Bethany Downer, Scientist-Astronaut Candidate, Project POSSUM

At 24-years-old, Bethany Downer is on the road to achieving her dreams in space. She has recently become the first scientist-astronaut candidate from Newfoundland, Canada through Project POSSUM, with upcoming training including high-G aerobatic flight training, similar to the forces astronauts experience during rocket liftoff and re-entry to Earth, and was invited to lunch with her excellency Julie Payette, the …

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Dr. Chiara Mingarelli [Image: Flatiron Institute]

Meet A Rocket Woman: Dr. Chiara Mingarelli, Astrophysicist, Flatiron Institute

Rocket Women are thrilled to feature astrophysicist and trailblazing role model Dr.Chiara Mingarelli. Chiara tells Rocket Women about how she was inspired as a child by Eve Curie’s biography of her mother, Marie Curie, the importance of supporting those marginalized in STEM and giving a talk to Jeff Bezos at the Amazon MARS event! Tell me about your …

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Kristen Facciol, Robotics Flight Controller, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 – Meet A Rocket Woman: Kristen Facciol, Robotics Flight Controller, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Happy International Women’s Day 2018! On International Women’s Day, Rocket Women are celebrating the achievements of trailblazing women in space! This week we’re featuring Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Robotics Flight Controller Kristen Facciol! Growing up in Canada, Kristen was inspired by the achievements of Canadian astronauts Roberta Bondar and Julie Payette and always hoped that she could be …

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Canadian Space Agency - Girls In Science (Copyright: Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

UN International Day of Women & Girls In Science 2018: Inspiring The Next Generation

It’s The International Day of Women and Girls in Science! The possibilities of careers in space are endless! What are YOU going to be? For an overview: https://t.co/utzrEBGJIU. pic.twitter.com/83rQx4vfQP — CanadianSpaceAgency (@csa_asc) February 11, 2018 The 11th of February marks the United Nations International Day of Women In Science, a day celebrating the achievements of trailblazing …

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Alyssa Carson, 16, Future Astronaut

Meet The Next Generation of Rocket Women: Alyssa Carson,16, Future Astronaut

Alyssa Carson is a regular teenager, except alongside impressively taking her classes at school in four languages (English, French, Spanish, Chinese), she’s training to become an astronaut and travel to Mars. Alyssa is the youngest person to graduate from the Advanced Space Academy and the first person to complete every NASA space camp in the world! …

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Dr. Niamh Shaw

Meet A Rocket Woman: Niamh Shaw, Space Communicator, Artist & Engineer

Dr. Niamh Shaw has dreamt of becoming an astronaut since she was a child and is actively making steps towards achieving her goal. She tells Rocket Women about realising that her passion involved combining science and the arts, ultimately leading her to create international theatre shows and outreach to ensure that the public are brought along and …

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Olga Stelmakh-Drescher

Meet A Rocket Woman: Olga Stelmakh-Drescher, Director of Business Development and International Affairs

Through a highly successful 14-year career in the space industry, Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Drescher has lived and worked on multiple continents. Olga is impressively fluent in 5 languages, with experience in Europe at the European Space Agency and the German Aerospace Center, before relocating to North America, living and working in Montreal, Canada. She has most recently been …

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