On 22 March 2016 WIA-Europe will award its 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award to one of the most remarkable female personalities in the worldwide space business – Candace Johnson. She is a global serial entrepreneur, a telecom networks and infrastructure expert, and an investor and business angel. Among other achievements, she is the co-initiator of SES/ASTRA and the architect of SES Global, the world’s pre-eminent satellite group. She is Founding President of Europe Online Investments S.A., the world’s first internet-based online service and satellite broadband network, and founder of Loral Cyberstar-Teleport Europe, Europe’s first independent private trans-border satellite communications network as well as Founding President of the VATM, the Association of Private Telecom Operators in Germany, founder of OWNSAT, Oceania Women’s Network Satellite, Board Member of Kacific and Founding President of the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN). Candace Johnson has been named to be one of the top 50 powerful women of Europe. WIA-Europe is very proud to be able to give its prestigious award to Candace Johnson.
Marilia Matos received the WIA Europe Scholarship for the TU Vienna Executive MBA Space Architecture programme