WIA-Europe Award Ceremony

Jocelyn Landeau, Head of Corporate Communication Office at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt received the Outstanding Achievement Award of Women in Aerospace Europe on Tuesday 24th March 2015.

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.

The 2014 WIA-Europe Student Award was presented to Ms Elena Toson, a PhD student at the University of Milano and the 2014 WIA-Europe Young Professional award was presented to Ms. Maria Heiligers, a research associate at the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory of the University of Strathclyde. Read more about the award winners here.

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