Alessandra Abe Pacini

Space Physicist and Writer (NWRA/ InSpace)

Zainab Azim

Co-Founder of G.I.V.E and Youngest Member of Virgin Galactic's Future Astronaut Program

Jennifer Blank

Research Scientist, NASA Ames

Jennifer Breslin

Director, Futuristas

Chiara Chiesa

International PR and Space Technology Commercialization Transfer Advisor

Verania Echaide

Interinstitutional Specialist, Mexican Space Agency

Alice Gorman

Space Archaeologist, Author, and Associate Professor at Flinders University, Australia

Ghina Halabi

Founder and Managing Director, She Speaks Science, University of Cambridge

Jan Millsapps

Writer/ Director/ Educator and Professor Emeritus of Cinema, San Francisco State University

Susan Murabana Owen

CEO and Co-Founder, The Travelling Telescope

Karin Nilsdotter

CEO, Spaceport Sweden; Tech Woman of the Year; Founder, Women in Space; Member of the Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut Program

Maruska Strah

Executive Director, World Space Week Association

Notice: Network Mentors take independent committments to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the space sector and do not hold official affiliation or status with the United Nations. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is not liable for any words spoken or actions taken by Network Mentors. Links, citations, or other references to external websites do not consitute an endorsement on the part of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs or the United Nations.

Apply to be a mentee

The first round of applications to become a Space4Women Mentee is open until 10 June 2021.


Request to contact a mentor

To apply to be a mentee, please fill out the application at the link above. For other requests, please email space4women @ and include the following information:

  • Your name and organization
  • The mentor's name
  • Your reason for wishing to be put in contact with them (speaking engagement, partnership opportunity, etc.)