Exploring Space, Innovation & Leadership with Sarah Murray of NASA & ISSET

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FREE Live Streaming Event

Join our global Think Women community on Wednesday, 8 March, 11am UK time to celebrate International Women’s Day

#IWD2023 #EmbraceEquity

We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Murray will be joining us via live stream, on International Women’s Day, 8 March to explore innovation in the space sector and the benefits it holds for us all. Through her own inspiring story of a trailblazing career spanning over 20 years, including NASA and her passion for working with young people around the world through the ISSET outreach programmes, you will discover how to maximise your own potential and the power of saying yes to opportunity.

Session highlights

  • Learn how you too, can make a difference to equity and equal opportunity and inspire the next generations to reach for the stars.
  • Find out how to grow your confidence and hone your communication and leadership skills to take on global projects and develop your own leadership style.
  • Hear about a joyful, motivating and moving account of a meteoric career that will inspire you to promote education and learning and professional development across all ages.
  • Get excited about your own career and learn from Sarah’s experience leading an international team in a high pressure and high risk environment alongside astronauts, high-power government officials and NASA professionals across the space sector.
  • Discover how to bounce back from failure and challenges, overcome fear, be agile and resourceful, encourage others and build trust as a team and develop your own unique style.
  • Discover too, some of the practical things you can do to make science and STEM subjects accessible to more girls and young people for a more equitable world.

This event will provide insights into

  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Self confidence
  • International understanding
  • Crisis management

Supporting STEM opportunities

Find out how you can support NASA and ISSET’s Mission Discovery which has given students from all over the world the opportunity to have their experiment carried out by some of the world’s elite, such as astronauts Tim Peake, Scott Kelly and Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger to name a few. Help facilitate ISSET programmes or fundraise to subsidise less advantaged young people to fulfil their dreams and talents through ISSET opportunities.


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Sarah’s most recent post was in the Orion Vehicle Integration Office which is responsible for integrating all the vehicles: the Orion, the abort system and the European Service Module built in Germany, which all sits on top of the Space Launch System rocket. She has served on the Mission Support Council  at NASA Headquarters, as well as Assistant Division Chief for EVA, Robotics and Crew Systems in Houston, Texas at NASA's Johnson Space Center where she was responsible for the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Space Walking training facility. She has held roles in Astronaut Training and Mission Control. She has also been Deputy Chief of Space Flight Training Management where she was the Chair of the International Training Control Board, responsible for the management of astronaut training to include Russian cosmonauts and other International Partner astronauts.

Sarah is also a United States Army veteran serving most of her time in Germany. In conjunction with ISSET, Sarah has led STEM outreach programs for the past 7 years encouraging young people around the world.

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Think Women’s 40 Outstanding Global Women 2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day and the launch of our Think Women: Inspire Global Women For Growth event in London on the 10th March, we are profiling forty inspirational female leaders who are making a real difference in a wide range of international roles. 

Opportunity to Connect

Join us in London for a live Think Women event at the Institute of Directors, Friday  10 March, 11am- 2.30pm

Workshop, networking lunch, inspiring keynotes from women across international leadership, global mobility and education.