About the Space4Women Mentorship Program

Space4Women Mentorship Program

 

The Space4Women Mentorship Program matches experienced mentors in the space sector with women and girls (mentees) who would like to pursue their studies or a career in space or STEM related subjects.

Mentees are an indispensable element for the future of the space industry. In pursuit of space career, young women and girls need the motivation and support. Mentors are an important part of encouraging women and girls to pursue education and careers in the space sector. As professionals and leaders in the industry, both men and women, can be seen as role models for young women and girls to learn from and gain support.

The Mentorship Program has specific guidelines and requirements for participation of both mentors and mentees.

Mentors in the Space4Women Mentorship Program are selected from leaders and professionals in the space industry and represent a variety of fields and geographic regions.

Together, these mentors support women and girls around the world, and share their expertise, knowledge, and experiences to build an environment where women and girls play an active and equal role in space science, technology, innovation, and exploration.

1. Benefits

Benefits for mentor: 

  • Satisfaction in helping mentees succeed

  • Challenge and stimulation

  • Exposure to future leaders

  • Further develop coaching, counselling and motivating skills

  • Future goodwill from the mentees in their careers

  • Grow professional and personal networks

Benefits for mentee:

  • Refine personal and professional goals

  • Learn how to confront and overcome career challenges

  • Receive feedback on ideas, plans, projects

  • Learn from mentor’s personal experiences

  • Achieve greater productivity and competence

  • Enhance professional confidence

  • Improve interpersonal relationships

  • Expand personal and professional network.

 

Applications for the 2024 edition have not opened yet.

Unfortunately, UNOOSA will not launch the 2024 edition of the mentorship programme yet.  More information may become available in Quarter 2 of 2024.

 

 

Mentorship Stories

Read reflections from mentors and mentees on their mentorship experiences together

Moonshoot sessions by Anna Herr and Claudia Kessler (09 February 2024)

Space4Women Mentorship Stories

Click here to read reflections from mentors and mentees on their mentorship experiences together

Application period closed

Unfortunately, UNOOSA will not launch the 2024 edition of the mentorship programme yet. More information may become available in Quarter 2 of 2024.

 

Space4Women Mentors

The list of 2023 mentors is available here.

Program Information

Please click below to view the Mentorship Program Information & Guidelines and the Code of Conduct. 

Mentorship Program Guidelines and Requirements

Code of Conduct