Head of the Astronaut Office
at Virgin Galactic
Big fan of a good fact - did you know only 11% of people who have been to space are women?! On a mission to support women in all areas of life, while working out how to bring up her own tiny feminist.
"I didn't properly engage with the challenges that women face, at work and in life, until my mid twenties and genuinely thought the equality fight had been won. Then, all of a sudden, friends and associates were taking off engagement rings in job interviews in case employers thought they were likely to have children in the near future and not worth hiring. The challenges have only accelerated since, and it's damn hard to be a working woman. I feel passionate about the refuge, support and boost we can offer women - and to pre-empt the question - men are part of the solution and we have events for you too!