On this month´s Women´s Spotlight, Tara sits down with Shelli Brunswick COO of Space Foundation and UNOOSA S4W mentor. She is also a speaker on tech used for the betterment of humanity and planet Earth. She has had a distinguished career as a space acquisition and program management leader and congressional liaison for the U.S. Air Force to her current role overseeing Space Foundation’s three primary divisions: Center for Innovation and Education, Symposium 365, and Global Alliance.
Advocating for space technology innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity, and inclusion, Shelli collaborates with organizations around the world to connect commercial, government, and educational sectors. Her work to champion the inclusion of underserved groups stems from staying true to the values instilled while she was in the military: a passion to share her journey, give back to the space community, and contribute to the development of the next-generation workforce.
She has published articles in consumer, technology, and space-related journals, including SpaceNews and Forbes Technology Council. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker. She has delivered more than 100 speeches and presentations in 2022 alone on navigating career success and workforce development to audiences in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North and South America. She has also participated in research projects for both NASA and ESA to better understand the future of the global space system and its implications over the coming decades.
Shelli Brunswick was named the 2022 Chief in Tech Award by WomenTech Network, the World Women Organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Top 100 Leaders Award, The Most Influential Women in Leadership 2022 by March8 Magazine, and a Top Aviation and Aerospace Professional to Follow on LinkedIn in 2022.
Shelli plays an active leadership role with various international organizations such as: Space4Women Mentoring Program, an affiliate of the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs; the WomenTech Network; the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO); the World Business Angels Investment Forum; the G100 Global Chair for Space Technology and Aviation; the Globe.
In this captivating episode, among other things, Shelli takes us on a journey through the three distinct chapters of her career, each offering unique insights and pivotal moments that shaped her professional growth. You can also discover the fascinating intersection of technology and everyday life as Shelli unravels the remarkable ways in which innovations originally designed for the space industry have become integral to our daily routines.
Join us for an eye-opening exploration that will leave you inspired and eager to tune in!
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