One of our new host companies, Space Angels, has posted this great article about women in aerospace. One of our 2018 Fellows will have the opportunity to work directly alongside their CEO next summer, helping boost an incredible waive of space entrepreneurs and start-ups!
For decades, women have been underrepresented within the aerospace industry.
Women have historically played important roles in the development of the aerospace ...industry—a fact which was brought to light by the notable success of last year’s film Hidden Figures. Despite their valuable contributions, the actual number of women involved in the space industry has long been outweighed by their male counterparts, and the space industry remains largely male-dominated to this day.
Read full article here: https://goo.gl/buoQ3p
We've got a newsletter now! It's a great way to stay up to date with our program, our alumnae, and other great opportunities for students--particularly women--interested in careers in aviation or space. As we promise on our website, our newsletters are rare, useful, and awesome. Check out the first issue here, and please subscribe if you'd like the occasional dose of awesomeness in your inbox.
We are very proud to have helped with the creation of a 'spinoff' program, the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program. Matthew was a dear friend and inspiration to us, and though we mourn his loss, we are grateful that this Fellowship will carry on his legacy in much the same way as we seek to do for Brooke. The structure of the Matthew Fellowship is intentionally very similar to our own program--which means that is a complementary program that helps expand this amazing opportunity to graduate students as well as to people of all genders. We congratulate Matthew's family and friends for getting this program up and running--and wish all applicants good luck!
Announcing the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program, created in memory of an accomplished space entrepreneur. The highly selective internship and mentorship pro...gram provides extraordinary summer opportunities to college seniors and graduate students passionate about commercial spaceflight.
Applications open September 18! Learn more at matthewisakowitzfellowship.org.
This is why we do what we do!
We are so proud of Maryam and all of the 2017 Fellows for their contribution to the aviation and space industries as part of the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program!
It is Brooke Owens Fellowship Summit Week! All thirty-six collegiate women selected for the inaugural class of the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program will be in DC this week to learn more about careers in aviation and space, be mentored by outstanding industry professionals, get to know each other and the community, and honor and celebrate the life of the amazing Brooke Owens! Her spirit is alive in these young women and we can't wait to meet them all! Follow us on social media with the hashtag: #brookesummit17
Check out Bryce Space and Technology, a proud host to two Brooke Owens Fellows: https://brycetech.com/
Friends of the BOFP, don't forget to follow our GeekWire Fellow as she reports all summer on exciting news from aerospace and aviation!
I missed this one from last week. Woohoo!
We're at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs! It's great for our Fellows to get to meet each other and some of our mentors. PIctured here, from left to right: Will Pomerantz (Virgin Galactic / Virgin Orbit), Rachael McKee (Brooke Owens Fellow), Carissa Christensen (Bryce Space and Technology), Sumayya Abukhalil (Brooke Owens Fellow) and Clay Mowry (Blue Origin).
We are incredibly honored to announce the 2017 Brooke Owens Fellows! Each of our 36 Brooke Owens Fellow receives a paid internship at one of the coolest companies in aviation or space, PLUS two very senior mentors in the field. These 36 women were selected for their academic excellence, on-the-job skills, creativity, passion, and commitment to service.
Decades after Valentina Tereshkova, Sally Ride, and the #HiddenFigures heroines, women are still vastly underrepresented in a...erospace. But many in the industry are working actively to do more to recruit and retain incredible women to aerospace jobs. We are honored to have the support of 24 spectacular aviation / space companies & nonprofits, each of which is employing a Fellow (or more than one!). Similarly, we are in awe of the women and male allies in the upper echelons of aviation and space who have agreed to serve as mentors for our Fellows. But mainly, we are excited about the Fellows themselves! Read more about them here:
The BOFP's own William Pomerantz out making us proud!
We're very excited to announce our inaugural class of Fellows soon! Such an incredible group of young women in aviation and space. While we get all the little details locked down, we're also finalizing some amazing additions to our mentor pool. Stay tuned for all of this exciting news soon.
The BOFP Founders are like kids at Christmas! We are working on final placements for our outstanding Class of 2017 and can't wait to make announcements very soon... we just may have a few surprises in store!
We also want to share a sincere THANK YOU to all who applied! We are humbled by your talent and grateful for interest!
Semi-finalists: keep an eye on your inboxes tomorrow for an update on our program! We'll be contacting you to let you know if you made it to the finals and, if so which Hosts you've been paired with and what happens next.
Making these matches was tough work--you all should be very proud of the incredible applications you put in!