“While humanity extends its reach further into space, our workforce must reflect all the people on Earth and the values to which we aspire.”* From industry and commercial to government and national laboratories, the space sector has a problem. Growing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the sector will ensure the future of a space workforce that encompasses the talent, innovation, and resilience needed to stay competitive. Join Colleen Stover from The Center for Space Policy & Strategy as she talks to Neela Rajendra , Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Aili Kujawa , Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at John’s Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL), and Via Van Liew from The Aerospace Corporation.
* To find out more about Space Workforce 2030, an executive leadership pledge from across the space industry to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the space industry, go to https://swf2030.org/
The Space Policy Show is produced by The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy. It is a virtual series covering a broad set of topics that span across the space enterprise. CSPS brings together experts from within Aerospace, the government, academia, business, nonprofits, and the national labs. The show and their podcasts are an opportunity to learn about and to stay engaged with the larger space policy community.
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