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Peep the Gallery: #IWD2020

by Catherine Ragin Williams | 2020-03-04

Leading up to the official observance of International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, NASA Johnson Space Center team members congregated in the Teague on March 4 to view an art gallery of inspiring women from all directorates at Johnson and hear from an impactful group of female speakers.

At 11 a.m., crowds moved to the auditorium to listen as Johnson Deputy Director Vanessa Wyche and Women Excelling in Life and Leadership Employee Resource Group Chair Elizabeth Blome introduced a panel of women in high-profile positions with contractor companies partnered with NASA, including Commercial Crew astronaut Suni Williams. (Williams is assigned to the second flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.) In addition to Williams, attendees heard career advice and inspirational stories from Beth Fischer, director of Programs and Business Development at SAIC; Joy Kelly, vice president and general manager for Jacobs Technology; Pamela McVeigh, structural analysis lead for the International Space Station Program with The Boeing Company; and Carol Webber, deputy manager of Orion with Lockheed Martin. Director Mark Geyer, always a huge proponent of diversity and inclusion at the center, provided closing remarks for the panel event.

Afterward, Johnson team members feasted on decadent cupcakes, fittingly iced in purple.

Check out more images from #IWD2020 at Johnson, below.