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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

Exploring Mentorship

On November 16 during the November open meeting, SSPI-WISE was pleased to present a discussion on mentorship. Hear from Compliance and Regulatory Law expert Endeliza Hampton, Vinitha Lalvani of AvL Technologies, McKenzie Weeks of ATLAS Space Operations and Jennifer Dawson of Critical Reach as they explore the experience of being a mentee in the space & satellite industry and what most helped them to succeed.

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, Université de Montréal
  • Sustainment & Infrastructure: Jennifer Hoil, ST Engineering iDirect, Melissa Orlick, Intellian Technologies, Manal Tadros, Boeing


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