WIA-E @IAC 2018: the live feed for the 5th and final day!

Dear members,

today was the fifth and final day at IAC 2018...

...if you couldn't be here, don't be sad! We've got the live feed for you!

Enjoy and see you next year!


Congratulations to Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund. She has been chosen as President-Elect of International Astronautical Federation, the first woman to hold the post. #wiaeurope


Thank you to all #wiaeurope volunteers, board members, new members and audience of our events for making #IAC2018 unforgettable!

Our final booth event at the WIA-Europe booth in Bremen.


2019 is an important year for European women’s: 10 years of our no profit Organisation @WIA_Europe and the first women as IAF President.
We are proud to congratulate for the nomination of Pascale Ehrenfreund as new IAF President

Did you know we also offer #wiaeurope corporate memberships with lots of benefits? Contact us via social media or e-mail (info@wia-europe.org) or visit our booth 5G17 #IAC2018 for more information.

Our final booth event will start in 10 minutes! Join us and listen to the experiences of our grant winner @HeliaSharif. Our next call for grants will open soon. Want to hear more about how a grant of #wiaeurope can help you? Be there!

Join our booth event at 10.30 and listen to the experiences of our grant winner @HeliaSharif. Our next call for grants will open soon. Want to hear more about how a grant of #wiaeurope can help you? Be there!


  • Welcome: Annamaria Nassisi, Director of WIA-E Communication
  • Keynote Speech: Helia Sharif, WIA-E member

Helia holds a B. A. Sc. in Systems Engineering from Simon Fraser University and a M. A. Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in Canada. Additionally, she has completed the Space Studies Program at the International Space University in Austria. Her passion for space and robotics has lead her to pursue a number of exciting and unique opportunities ranging from camping in the Arctic while working for NASA, to developing image processing algorithm at the Advanced Concepts Team in the European Space Agency, and for Canadian Space Agency’s micro-rover: Kapvik. She pursued a doctoral thesis research degree funded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to train satellites become smarter. She’s responsible for the design of an autonomous vision-based system on board aerial vehicles to help in guidance and navigation manoeuvres in real-time.


WIA-Europe is passionate about expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace sector. Being a part of our ever-growing network means benefiting from our programmes and special member offers, as well as connecting with like-minded professionals through our local communities.

We offer mentoring programmes, awards, grants, training workshops, networking local groups and much more. In addition to this, both our regional and central events regularly feature speakers and panel discussions on a wide range of topics of interest to our community. Our booth is located at 5G17 at the IAC2018






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