“35 participants, 3 guided tours, 1 discussion panel and lot of business cards.” On November 6th, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) hosted a WIA-Europe networking event in Oberpfaffenhofen. With the brief “discover an organisation, listen to what inspiring people have to say and meet your peers”, participants from more than 10 different companies, universities and […]
Sometimes conferences can all start to feel the same. Two Stuttgart students decided to take it upon themselves to break the mold, and they approached WIA to support them. The SpaceUp Unconference was held on October 27, in Stuttgart, marking Germany’s first ‘unconference’. This is a phenomenon that has its roots in the United States,
Board Members, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk and Ariane Cornell have been selected along with three other persons to receive the 2012 Young Space Leader Recognition Award. This inaugural programme produced considerable interest from IAF Member organisations which resulted in a large number of highly qualified nominations. The other award recipients are: Nicolas Peter (ESA), Kevin Stube (NASA),
As of yesterday, WIA Europe has now officially awarded the final two grants of 2012. Congratulations to Zhuoyan Lu and Eirini Komninou! Both ladies received €500 to accommodate their travel to the 2012 IAC in Naples so that they could present their submitted papers in person. They entered truly excellent abstracts and are highly motivated
The annual IAC WIA breakfast took place on Wednesday morning, October 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 in Naples. Simonetta Di Pippo opened the breakfast and welcomed the guests and Claudia Kessler introduced the 2012 WIA grant winners; two very bright young ladies who earned WIA sponsorship to go to Naples to present their abstracts. The
WIA-Europe Board Member Agnieszka Lukaszczyk has been interviewed by NASA for their APPEL online publication ‘ASK the Academy‘. She talks about the difficulties in securing credibility in the space sector as a young professional woman, the importance of mentorship and what it takes to make it. To read the interview click here.
WIA Europe President, Simonetta Di Pippo, has been selected as 2012 recipient of the Leadership Award by our WIA colleagues in the United States. She was given this “in recognition of her role as a strong advocate of space exploration, highly skilled manager of complex space projects, mentor and as a leader for young women
Task description Assist WIA Europe Board with events, general running of association Write for website, ensure it is kept updated Main point of contact for members Administrative duties, e.g. keeping the filing system up to date, taking minutes at meetings and telecons, dealing with post Write and format newsletters Write press releases Requirements Mastery
Too often, the achievements of women in the workplace go overlooked. Women in Aerospace Europe wants to combat this. We have two awards designed to boost a young professional’s career, or shine a spotlight on the success of an established colleague. Spread the word! Inform your network – we all know someone who deserves recognition.
“Nice experience, I will remember this (and use it!). Thanks!” Feedback from one of the participants What a transformation! On Wednesday 18 July, seven WIA members attended the workshop “Promote Yourself”. Everyone got a good taste of some of the areas to be improved regarding self-promotion. At the end of the evening each of the