Empowering all Women, in Space and on Earth

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Joerg Kreisel

Director of New Initiatives, Women In Aerospace Europe Joerg specialises in technology commercialisation ā€“ with a strong focus on space ā€“ and has been involved in numerous primarily international activities in both space and early-stage equity finance since 1987 (i.e., support to the creation and early years of RapidEye). After pursuing a first career in […]

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Arianna Cagliari

Secretary of the Board, Women In Aerospace Europe Arianna Cagliari is the Business Development Manager and shareholder of PICOSATS, an Italian company specialising in the development of telecommunication systems for small satellites. In this role, she formulates and oversees the execution of strategies to expand PICOSATS’ business and represents the company’s interests at national and

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Mariella Graziano

Mariella Graziano is an Italian Aerospace Engineer from theĀ  University of Rome La Sapienza. In 1996 she attended the Summer Session of the International Space University in Vienna. She started her professional career workingā€Æfor a small Italian and technology related company, TER SRL.Ā  In 1996 she moved to The Netherlands working for the European Space

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Susan Charlesworth

Susan is the Founder of Oxford Human Performance, a coaching and training company which teaches high performance soft skills to people and companies in the space sector. Susan has over a decade of experience working in the space sector. She began at ESA as the Human Behaviour and Performance Instructor at the European Astronaut Centre

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Heidi Thiemann

Dr Heidi Thiemann is a project manager leading the Cornwall Space and Aerospace Technology Training (CSATT) project at Truro and Penwith College, where her team is setting up space apprenticeships and training to launch the Cornish space sector. Sheā€™s also the director and co-founder of the Space Skills Alliance, working on analysing space sector data,

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Anna Gregorio

Treasurer of Women In Aerospace Europe Anna Gregorio has a Laurea (from the University ofĀ  Trieste) & Ph.D. (Scuola Normale Pisa) in Physics, and a Master in Space Systems Engineering (TU Delft). Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Trieste, coordinating the instrument teams of large scientific space missions (Planck, Euclid) of the European Space

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Christiane Llaca

Christiane Llaca has International strategic planning and operational experience across EMEA, North and Latin America, she has worked with different multinational companies collaborating with stakeholders at all levels. Christiane will use her organisational knowledge to ensure continuous improvement of processes and responsiveness. Education profile: Bachelorā€™s Degree – Finance and Administration, Technical Diploma – Solar Energy

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Nicolas Peter

Director of Corporate and Partnership Nicolas Peter is the Policy Liaison Officer in the Policy and Programme Coordination Department of the European Space Agency (ESA). Before that, he was Head of International Relations at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR, Deutsches Zentrum fĆ¼r Luft- und Raumfahrt), one of the largest research organisations in Europe. Mr. Peter

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Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward has over 15 years of experience in the space industry and is a Senior Strategist for the Space Systems division of Airbus Defence and Space, responsible for the UK strategy across all areas of satellite manufacturing. Previous roles include leading the Earth Observation, Navigation and Science marketing team, thermal engineering and mission systems

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Xenia Pattberg

Chief Communications Officer, Women In Aerospace Europe As an experienced communications expert and (copy)writer, Xenia has collaborated with a diverse array of multinational companies, international organisations, and cultural institutions. She earned her BA in Business Translations at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and an MA in Comparative Literature, East European Studies, and North American Studies from

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