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Are you a student who dreams of attending an industry space conference but your student budget has prevented you from going? This is your chance for an Executive All-Access Pass to Satellite 2024 (worth $2999). The event will take place March 18-21 in Washington, DC.

Please check out this form for more information on how to submit your name to be considered!


SSPI Women In Space Engagement

A global network supporting those who identify as women in space and satellite, and their allies.

SSPI-WISE is a group that welcomes all women members from the space & satellite industry. We meet once per month, usually on Zoom, to discuss goals, plan new events and, of course, have fun!  


Recent Media

Inspire Inclusion on International Women’s Day 2024

On this year's International Women's Day, SSPI-WISE was delighted to share the insights of remarkable African women leading progress in the space and satellite industry! The opening remarks were delivered by Jane Egerton-Idehen, Managing Director and CEO of Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd. (NIGCOMSAT), focusing on the global theme of Inspire Inclusion. The panel discussion was moderated by Divya-Kala Bhavani, General Manager of PR, Communications & Marketing at Dhruva Space, and Co-Chair of the Elevating Women Working Group at SSPI-WISE.


Watch more past SSPI-WISE events on-demand


SSPI is fortunate to have the talented Elisabeth Tweedie pen a blog on our behalf. Check out the blog here!

2023-2024 Board

Chairwoman: Debra Facktor, AIRBUS U.S. Space and Defense, Inc.

President: Jomya Lei, Rocket Lab

Vice President: Vinitha Lalvani, AvL Technologies,

Secretary: Alix Wright, Speedcast

Working Group Chairs:

  • Elevating Women: Divya-Kala Bhavani, Dhruva Space, Negar Feher, Toni Lee Rudnicki, TLR Consulting LLC
  • Mentoring Chair:  Wendy Newman, Strategic Voice, Silvia Borges, Hispasat, Andrea Maleter
  • Social Media: Vinitha Lalvani, AvL Technologies, Rosario Toxqui, Comtech, Elisabeth Tweedie, Definitive Direction, Helen Weedon, Radical Moves
  • STEM Outreach: Justyna Kosianka, Ursa Space Systems,  Audrey Puderbaugh, Iridium, Heidi Ann White, Universit← de Montr←al
  • Sustainment & Infrastructure: Jennifer Hoil, ST Engineering iDirect, Melissa Orlick, Intellian Technologies, Manal Tadros, Boeing


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