Empowering all Women, in Space and on Earth


COSPAR 2010 networking reception

The WIA Europe networking event at COSPAR turned out to be a great success with over ninety people pre-registering but more than two hundred actually joining on the day itself. Claudia Kessler, WIA Europe Chair, and Andrea Boese, WIA Europe Director of International Relations gave a brief welcome speech to the international audience. Lancaster cosmetics […]

COSPAR 2010 networking reception

WIA Europe President awarded

Simonetta Di Pippo, WIA Europe President, has been awarded with the ‘Silver Medal of the President of the Italian Republic’ for her contribution to the Space Engineering sector. On 29 May 2010 the 28th edition of the ceremony for the delivery of the International Prize “Sebetia-Ter 2010” took place in Naples at the Villa Doria

WIA Europe President awarded

First WIA panel discussion

We promised we would organise meetings on a regular basis at aerospace-related events and are proud to announce that at ILA 2010 we organised our first panel discussion entitled “How can more women in the aerospace business get into leadership positions?”. Questions on how more women can be brought into leadership positions in the aerospace

First WIA panel discussion

First General Assembly

The first WIA Europe General Assembly took place on 28 January 2010 at 17:00 in the Astronaut room at Space Expo, ESTEC’s official visitor centre. This meeting was followed by an informal drink at 18:00 in the same location, which was an opportunity to get to know each other, welcome potential newcomers and exchange ideas.

First General Assembly

WIA Europe meets with NASA Deputy Administrator and WIA US

Board members Claudia Kessler and Andrea Boese met with NASA Deputy Administrator and former WIA US president Lori Garver at a luncheon with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on 9 December in Washington. In his lunch speech Charles Bolden emphasised the importance of organisations like WIA and especially the impact they make in education and outreach

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