This year’s World Space Week celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to the space sector and sciences. What a great occasion to the Diversity and Gender Equality (Our Giant Leap) Project Group to give the SGAC members the opportunity to win a mentoring session and a feature in the Our Giant Leap magazine to show their thoughts and ideas on the topic of women in space. Through this quiz competition around this theme, the participants will have to combine historic knowledge as well as open-reflections about diversity in the aerospace sector. We hope you will enjoy it!
Episode 1: Women from the aerospace sector in Colombia (Mujeres del sector aeroespacial en Colombia)
Series to present women in aerospace around the world.
In an effort to highlight the beauty and inspiration that is intrinsic to the space sector SGAC’s Our Giant Leap and the SG[Egypt] organizing team have partnered up for an artwork competition! We are inviting artists from all domains (music, dance, paintings, poetry, theatre, sculpture...) to submit their original work under one or more of the following themes: “Lunar exploration”, “Diversity in the space sector” and/or “Space medicine”.
Launching the first Our Giant Leap Magazine! - This is a long-term communication project aimed at promoting diverse profiles of the aerospace industry as well as sharing resources and new initiatives. On this International Day of Women’s Rights, the Our Giant Leap initiative is thrilled to share the very first edition of the magazine, which focuses mainly on gender equality and includes the interviews of Libby Jackson (Human Exploration Programme Manager at the UK Space Agency), Grazia Vittadini (CTO at Airbus) and Dr. Abimbola H. Alale (CEO at NigComSat), portraits of women in the 6 SGAC regions, articles, an artwork gallery and more. See for yourself and get inspired.
September 26th 2020 marked the first SGAC face-to-face event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic: SG[France]2020: Our Giant Leap, the kick-off event of Our Giant Leap (OGL), a new initiative within SGAC. Held in Toulouse, it gathered 66 people including 44 SGAC members from 10 different nationalities to learn more about gender equality in the aerospace sector and to propose solutions to existing issues addressed through three round table topics: discrimination, mentorship strategies and space research. Come and read more to learn what the future holds for OGL!