This website includes a stunning collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways. We hope to give you a glimpse of the talent we have at the agency today. Their stories illuminate the vibrant community of dedicated women employees who play a vital role at the agency. You’ll hear stories of women overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world. In the future, we hope that the website will support a collaborative and supportive community of women at NASA and serve as the hub of all activity related to women’s issues at the agency. In addition, we hope that these stories will inspire girls everywhere to reach for the stars and explore the myriad of opportunities available to them through pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.For more inspirational stories of women at NASA, visit this NASA website
.The Women@NASA website was created in response to the Executive Order, signed March 11, 2009
, establishing the White House Council on Women and Girls
. Chaired by the heads of every agency and major White House office across the federal government, the Council aims to provide a coordinated federal response to issues that have a distinct impact on women and girls. Working across all executive departments and agencies, the Council reviews and recommends changes to policies that have a distinct impact on women in the workforce and assists in the development of legislative and policy proposals of special importance to women and girls.
For more information on the White House Council on Women and Girls visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg
The Women@NASA website was created by the NASA Open Government team in order to encourage transparency, participation, and collaboration and create a new level of openness and accountability at NASA. The Women@NASA project is the perfect opportunity to celebrate women from across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many ways. There are a number of new, innovative activities underway in support of the Open Government Initiative.
For more information about the NASA Open Government Initiative visit http://www.nasa.gov
For more stories of other women at NASA, please visit here.