Despite sixty years of space exploration, gender inequality has kept women from being equally represented in the space industry. At present, 656 individuals have traveled to space. Less than 12% were women. To date, there are just 12 countries that have sent female astronauts into space. Clearly, it’s time to change those stats.

Cosmic Girls Foundation is looking for six girls from all around the world to train so one of them can reach the stars 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗟.

Women in Tech Netherlands is proud to have our beloved chapter member, Selen Demir, hosting an exclusive interview with Dr. Mindy Howard, Founder and CEO of Cosmic Girls Foundation, on 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟰𝘁𝗵, 𝟭𝟴:𝟯𝟬 𝗖𝗘𝗧!

The space industry’s long-term sustainability depends upon broadening the astronaut talent pool and space industry pipelines.

Cosmic Girls is driven to play a part in these developments for two reasons.

First, they want to bring as many qualified individuals into space programs as possible.

Second, as space travel becomes an industry, they want to do everything they can to equip young girls to be part of the conversation – and participation!

Until now, space travel has been shaped by the concerns of men. Cosmic Girls knows that space travel must also be informed by voices that represent women, the other half of humankind.

Join us for a COSMIC conversation!