Meet the first woman of colour in space at our IWD event series in her first Australian appearance

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“When I was a little girl, I couldn’t understand — nor can anyone explain to me now, beyond the political and cultural reasons — why women weren’t part of the astronaut program from the very beginning.” – Dr. Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison, has been a driver of change and innovation throughout her diverse and decorated career. A woman who has broken new ground as the first woman of colour in space, an entrepreneur, engineer, and social scientist, Mae is sure to leave you inspired.

Following a sold-out event series last year with 2,200 people in attendance and representation from over 420 companies, Engineers Australia’s International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations will be expanding to all states and territories on Wednesday 10 March reaching more people than ever.

Following Mae’s first ever Australian appearance will be an aerospace industry panel discussion looking at how Australian and overseas companies can work collaboratively to the deliver on the Federal Government’s vision.