Ladies Do Launch International Women’s Day Podcast Series


Dr. Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty (Founder of Ladies do Launch), Stephanie Rozek (Co-Founder, Marit Collective), and Erica Garcia Lee (Venture Lead at Engineers of Tomorrow)  discuss the genesis of this special International Women’s Day podcast series, where Timiebi interviews leading and inspiring female scientists and engineers from all around the world. As former practicing Engineers, both Stephanie and Erica discuss the highs as well as the challenges of being female in the STEM professions and offer a variety of solutions to address some of the issues raised by the brilliant women interviewed from around the world. Listen in on our discussion HERE as we #Pressforprogress and Introduce this special series!

Our special Ladies do Launch podcast series features discussions with:

  • Dr. Danielle Wood: Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA): Listen here
  • Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne: Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, Science Mission Directorate, NASA (USA/Trinidad): Listen here
  • Dr. Marianne Mader: Managing Director, Centres for Earth & Space/Fossils & Evolution, Royal Ontario Museum and Co-Founder STEAMLabs (Canada): Listen here
  • Dr. Shawna Pandya: Resident Physician, Project PoSSUM Instructor for Space Medicine (Canada): Listen here
  • Victoria Alonsoperez: Founder, Chipsafer (Uruguay): Listen here
  • Elodie Viau: Satellite Programs Senior Manager, SES Satellites (France): Listen here
  • Dr. Kholoud Khateeb: Assistant Professor, Effat University (Saudi Arabia): Listen here
  • Funmilayo Erinfolami: Senior Scientist, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (Nigeria): Listen here
  • Pontsho Maruping: Chair of the Science and Technical Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space/ Head of Commercialization, SKA South Africa (South Africa): Listen here
  • Rei Kawashima: Secretary General, University Space Engineering Consortium Global (Japan): Listen here

Join us here on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8th March 2018 at 12pm EST to listen to the podcasts. Do subscribe to the Ladies do Launch website at for up to date notifications.

Thanks to the sponsor of this series: SkyWatch

SkyWatch provides a digital infrastructure for the distribution of Earth observation data and derived intelligence. Their platform, SkyWatch EarthCache is a single access point for application developers to the world’s best Earth observation data and advanced processing algorithms.



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