18. May 2020

Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board is hon­oured with the Wom­en in Aerospace Eu­rope Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Award 2020

Pascale, Ehrenfreund, Chair of the DLR Executive Board, receives the WIA-E Outstanding Achievement Award 2020
Pas­cale, Ehren­fre­und, Chair of the DLR Ex­ec­u­tive Board, re­ceives the WIA-E Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Award 2020
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Pascale, Ehrenfreund, Chair of the DLR Executive Board, receives the WIA-E Outstanding Achievement Award 2020

"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.”

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.

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