The Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) annual Outstanding Achievement Award acknowledges exceptional technical or scientific achievements and dedication to the advancement of women in the aerospace field.
This year, the Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), Pascale Ehrenfreund, will receive both the award and a WIA Honorary Membership. This award recognises her continued commitment to diversity and her strong presence as a role model for her female peers in this field.
"We are proud to have Pascale Ehrenfreund as a long-standing member of Women in Aerospace Europe, which celebrated its tenth anniversary last year," says Luisella Giulicchi, President of the association. "As one of the few female heads of a space agency, Dr Ehrenfreund has been a great supporter of our cause. Her exemplary scientific career as well as her recognised leadership skills make her a unique and inspiring role model for every young woman aspiring to pursue a career in the aerospace sector."
About Women in Aerospace Europe
WIA-E is an international network dedicated to improving the visibility of women in the aerospace community in Europe and beyond. The association supports both male and female talent, which is vital to the growth of a modern and dynamic aerospace sector around the world. Through a variety of activities, including the Grants and Awards programme, WIA-E aims to encourage and support emerging talent and to honour experienced female professionals for their outstanding achievements.