Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) has opened nominations for the ’20 Under 35’ cohort of 2023. The ’20 Under 35’ will be honoured at the annual Future Leaders Celebration in October during Silicon Valley Space Week 2023, produced by SatNews publishers. Nominations are due by July 17, 2023.
Every year, during its Future Leaders Celebration, SSPI honours its list of the ’20 Under 35’ young space and satellite professionals to watch in the years ahead. ’20 Under 35’ honourees are employees or entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who have demonstrated initiative, creativity and problem-solving skills that created new capabilities, overcame major challenges, and ensured excellence in technology and service.
The ’20 Under 35’ are selected by a panel of judges based on scoring of nomination forms. SSPI will unveil the list in September. At the Future Leaders Celebration, SSPI will honour the ’20 Under 35’ and present the three top-scoring honourees with its Promise Award in recognition of their potential to advance into leadership roles in the industry. On the same evening, SSPI will honour its Mentor of the Year: a space and satellite executive who has devoted time and energy to fostering the next generation of industry employees and entrepreneurs.
“SSPI has honoured 100 outstanding individuals with membership in its 20 Under 35 cohorts since 2018,” said Executive Director Robert Bell. “On average, 45 percent of the 20 Under 35 are female and 55 percent are male. Their specialties range from engineering to medicine, science to management, sales and law. They offer a cross-section of the best of us from sixteen nations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I can hardly wait to meet the 2023 cohort that we will announce in September.”