The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) (official website) in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications is a global non-governmental, non-profit (US 501(c)3) organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals ages 18-35 to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, the SGAC network of members, volunteers and alumni has grown to more than 15 000 members representing more than 150 countries.
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” (OGL) 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.
This initiative received the SGAC "Member of the month" award in October 2020.
With the help of a very dedicated team, the OGL team kickstarted this initiative with the SGAC. The kickoff event was launched on 26th October, 2020, as SG[France] 2020 at ISAE-Supaéro, Toulouse (France). It was the only face-to-face event of the SGAC in 2020.
A project under way (Keep watching this space for updates).