ONLINE: Homecoming: How I Got Where I Always Wanted to Go: A discussion with a world-renowned space scholar

Thursday, October 20, 2022
12 PM to 1 PM EDT

Join the McGill Women's Alumnae Association (MWAA) for an inspiring discussion featuring Diane Howard, LLM'09, DCL'15, Director of Commercial Space Policy at the National Space Council.

What are the challenges faced by the growing number of women in STEM fields? How can future leaders use transdisciplinary learning to achieve their dreams? 

From her earliest exposure to space to the far-reaching impact she has today, our speaker will share the serendipitous journey that led her to become an industry leader and international changemaker. This discussion will be moderated by the Honourable Eleni Bakopanos, BA'76.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Featured Speakers:

Diane Howard, LLM'09, DCL'15, has served as Chief Counsel for Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce before joining the National Space Council as Director of Commercial Space Policy. A world-renowned legal scholar in the space sector, Diane has developed and taught courses at various universities and served as Executive Secretary and then Vice President of the International Institute of Space Law for multiple terms.

The Honourable Eleni Bakopanos, PC, BA'76, is a proud McGillian who has had a career in both federal and provincial levels of government Eleni is presently the Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians, member of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Community Groups Network, and a past-Chair of the National Board of Directors of Equal Voice. She is a public policy consultant, media commentator, speaker, mentor, as well as a passionate advocate for minority rights and women's equality. 


The link to join the event will be sent to registrants 24 hours in advance.

Philanthropic Project:
Through this year's new scholarship for women in STEM, the MWAA proudly continues the legacy of the first eight dedicated women who graduated from McGill over 130 years ago with the mission to support women in leadership to the benefit of our communities.

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ONLINE: Homecoming: How I Got Where I Always Wanted to Go: A discussion with a world-renowned space scholar

Thursday, October 20, 2022
12 PM to 1 PM EDT




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