Priyanka Das Rajkakati Aerospace Engineer | Artist

Who doesn’t dream about Space? It is the next frontier of human exploration. However, the Space sector still has a long way to go in becoming inclusive for everyone, especially women. The question becomes not simply, how to inspire, but how to sustain these dreams?

The “Our Giant Leap” initiative was born with the aim to build a Space network that would collaborate to push boundaries and achieve this objective of making the aerospace environment diversity-friendly.

Our Giant Leap poster

With the help of a very dedicated team, we kickstarted this initiative with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). We will be launching our event as SG[France] 2020 in June (venue: ISAE-Supaéro, Toulouse).

I am part of the Programs (lead for the Mentorship Working Group) and Communication teams. Through the latter, I designed the logo and poster for the initiative and presented it during the IAC 2019 in Washington DC. I also worked on the video for our event: