Empowering all Women, in Space and on Earth

Global Networking Forum session at IAC, Oct. 1st, 11h00 to 12h30

Diversity in the space domain


Diversity refers to the similarities and differences between individuals accounting for all aspects of oneā€™s personality and individual identity. These differences and similarities include age, gender, disability, education, culture, organization function and level, family status, lifestyle, worldview and language. Each organization regardless of size and sector is challenged by increasing diversity of staff, partners and customers and needs a strategic debate over this topic.Ā  The goal of the Forum is to explore the role of diversity in the workplace. A special focus will be put on the role of women in the evolution of the space domain in order to ensure the optimal performance of women professionals, and to develop best practices that facilitate the enhanced and ultimately balanced representation of women in strategic positions of management and leadership.

Organized by:

WIA-Europe and the Canadian Space Agency


  • Claudia Kessler
    CEO, HE Space
    Chair, Women in Aerospace Europe


  • Simonetta di Pippo
    Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
    President, Women in Aerospace Europe
  • Giovanna Cinelli
    Partner, Jones Day
    Vice-Chair, Women in Aerospace
  • Louise Beauchamp
    Scientist, Canadian Space Agency
  • Sylvie BĆ©land
    Director, Canadian Research Council
  • Frederic Nordlund (invited)

The location will be: Floor 700, room 718a.

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