Breaking Barriers: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Flying in space looks glamorous, and by all accounts it is. But what about the less-chronicled process to get there? Joan Higginbotham shares her personal journey and challenges to become only one of three African American female astronauts to fly in space. Using STS-116 as the backdrop, Joan explores the significance of empowered leadership, the majesty of a diverse crew working together to accomplish a common goal and how the reality of seeing Earth from space compelled her to examine her perspective of humanity.

Sponsored by: KPMG

Joan Higginbotham
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
Location Name
Ritz-Carlton Ballroom