Press release Jocelyne Landeau-Constantin

Space Manager of ESA in Germany Receives most Prestigious Award

Jocelyn Landeau, Head of Corporate Communication Office at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt received the Outstanding Achievement Award of the organization “Women in Aerospace (WIA) Europe” today. In her eulogy WIA-Europe’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Claudia Kessler, emphasized the prominent engagement of the Frenchwoman. "Her professional job during the last 24 years alone would have been enough work for 3 people, however, from her first day in Germany on it had been top on her agenda to inspire girls and women for education and occupation in the supposedly male domain of astronautics professions,” said Kessler. It is thanks to people like Jocelyn Landeau that since the 90s the support of equal opportunities for all could develop extremely positively
also in astronautics. Jocelyn Landeau is married and mother of two sons. She lives with her family in Darmstadt.


About WIA-Europe

Women in Aerospace (WIA) Europe is dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community, by creating a Network in Europe and across the globe. Its membership, consisting of both women and men (currently more than 400), share an interest in a broad spectrum of aerospace issues, including human space flight and exploration, aviation, remote sensing, satellite communications, robotic missions, commercial space, space tourism, and the policy issues surrounding these fields.
The benefits for members are:

  • Networking: formal and informal exchange of information and experience with leading professionals from government, academia and aerospace industry;
  • Programmes: presentations, dinner speeches, receptions at aerospace events in Europe;
  • Professional development: practical, substantive advice and insights coupled with direct contact with leading industry players;
  • Awards: to recognise and showcase outstanding women in the aerospace industry for their leadership and achievement; and
  • Career resources: mentoring, career-building workshops, job network, internship and exchange programmes.

WIA-Europe’s corporate members are companies, institutes and organisations which have shown themselves to be dedicated to the issue of gender imbalance in the aerospace sector. Their employees are entitled to membership discounts, access to special events and training, and a great deal more.

For more info please consult our website www.wia-europe.org

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Vision: A European aerospace sector with a balanced representation of women on all levels.