Claudia Kessler

 

In her inspiring, moving and motivating lectures, Claudia Kessler shares insights on a wide variety of space and space exploration topics. She inspires her audience to think bigger and stimulates listeners and viewers to take action.

About Claudia

A life dedicated to spaceflight- fascinated by the Moon landing in 1969, the then four-year-old Claudia decides that one day she too will fly into space!

Claudia is an entrepreneur and visionary. She founded Astronautin GmbH in April 2017 to ensure the female future of (traditionally “manned”) astronautical space travel. Claudia had a clear goal – to get the first German woman into space by 2021. That is to say, the new female astronaut will become an inspiration to encourage young women into technology professions.

With Astronautin GmbH, Claudia is one of the few female founders in the high-tech industry to create a space start-up that makes engaging in space activities accessible to everyone. Astronautin GmbH makes it possible to transfer space experiences into everyday life on Earth. Moreover, every space experience is offered by Astronautin GmbH. From space events to astronaut training and analogue missions, parabolic flights plus suborbital flights, all the way through to astronaut space missions.

Claudia Kessler’s goal is not only to bring the first German woman into space, but above all to make women stronger in order to help position them at the top of society and the working economy. Therefore, she inspires audiences in empowerment workshops with elements from astronaut training, personal coaching, and inspirational public speaking.

Being one of the few female executives in space, Claudia is constantly working to ensure more participation, because women attract women! Additionally, Claudia founded the Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) network in 2009. The goal is to promote the international careers of female specialists and managers. The network today has more than 500 members across 12 European countries. Furthermore, she is one of the few women to be a member of the Senate of the German Aerospace Society (DGLR) and the International Aeronautical Academy (IAA).

Claudia was the former CEO of HE Space from 2004 to 2018, a personnel service provider specializing in space professionals. During this time she achieved a 55% representation of women among her 200 technical employees. Moreover, the Family-Friendly certificate, the Diversity Charter, and the Diversity Personality of the Year 2016 awards are just a few examples of the results of her numerous campaigns to improve the position of women in technical professions who are also balancing work and family.

Claudia Kessler is a qualified aerospace engineer, is the holder of an MBA, and has more than 30 years of experience in the international space industry.

Keynote Speaker

In her inspiring, moving and motivating lectures, Claudia Kessler gives impulses on a wide variety of space topics and questions about space exploration. She inspires her audience to think bigger and stimulates listeners and viewers to take action. 

Her topics include:

  • Pioneers in male domains
  • Space travel – to space for the benefit of Earth
  • First German female astronaut
  • How do I become an astronaut?
  • Medical research in space
  • The future of space travel
  • Space tourism
  • Diversity always wins
  • Inspiration, Courage and Empowerment
  • Stop fixing the Women
  • Travel through the solar system
  • Mega Trend – Culture of Knowledge
  • Inspiration – Vision – Knowledge

In addition to the topics listed above, Claudia will be happy to create tailor-made presentations for you that are dedicated to your needs, wishes and intentions.

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Topics

  • Space travel – to space for the benefit of Earth
  • Diversity always wins
  • Mega Trend – Culture of Knowledge
  • Travel through the solar system

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What people say about Claudia Kessler

„Claudia takes us with her into space and to new worlds.”

“She fascinates her audience with deep view into space and back to Earth.”

“In a change of perspective, Claudia makes us look at our problems on Earth from a different angle.”

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