Last year, in partnership with Space 4 women and World Space Week USA, Ladies do Launch panel discussions were held in 4 cities in the United States, during World Space Week (WSW). The 2018 WSW theme was Space Unites the World. This year in 2019, while the theme is The Moon: Gateway to the Stars, we want to continue the important conversation about the social dimensions of space exploration and use and the implications for Ladies in STEEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Maths). We want to see Ladies do Launch panels all across the globe. See the summary video above of last years panels with insights from amazing women such as Allegra Searle-LeBel, Jennifer Breslin, Jan Millsapps, Bethany Baldwin-Pulcini, Vanessa Kuroda, Vivian White, Soyeon Yi, Caroline Mwongera, Nancy D Searby, Krystal Wilson, Cassie Kloberdanz Lee, Wendy Lawrence, Meera Unadkat, Cole Grissom, Hellin Brink, Saralyn Mark, Jana Grcevich.
Coming in 2019
To prepare for World Space Week 2019, as well as giving the opening Keynote speech on the Democratization of Space, Ladies do Launch will be organizing a workshop at the Women in Space Conference on the 7-8th February in Scottsdale, Arizona, to develop a “Ladies do Launch Panel and Lunch Discussion Template”, using participatory design methodology, to help guide people who want to organize their own Ladies do Launch discussions, focused on issues of importance to and that affect women interested in space and STEEAM, as a special World Space Week event. Anyone can organize an official WSW event. As a member of the board of directors of the World Space Week Association (WSWA), Ladies do Launch truly believes in its mission of bringing space to all in a tangible way, what ever their level of development!