Taksha Center for the Women’s STEM Network (TCWSN)


The Taksha Women’s Stem Network (WSN) promotes and facilitates activities by and for women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The WSN supports women and girls at all stages of life and career, and believes in global thinking and local action. To this end, the WSN is establishing chapters around the world to organize activities.

1. Establish a WSN Council of Advisors (CoA).
2. Promote participation among women and girls in the Women’s STEM Network (WSN).
3. Initiate WSN development activities.

Marvine Hamner, DSc

TCWSN Council of Advisors (COA)
Nancy C. Wolfson

TCWSN Events

TCWSN-Related Publications Portal



February 23, 2023
Open Meeting: “Women and the Digital Divide”

Hosted by: Elevating Women Working Group

Join SSPI-WISE as we explore the impact of the digital divide on women around the world, and how space and satellite technologies can help bridge the gap.  The February meeting is open to all.  

Our sponsor is Hughes, as we join the wider campaign, Bridging the Broadband Gap. Now more than ever, humans need connection to thrive. Satellite has the potential to massively shrink the digital divide in a generation. Will we succeed? AND, will we be able to make a difference in the lives of women?

Speakers Include:

  • Maria Hedden, COO, Comtech
  • Sharyn Nerenberg, VP Corporate Communications & Marketing, Echostar
  • Moderator: Tamara Bond-Williams, SSPI Director of Engagement

International Women’s Day 2023

SSPI-WISE is hosting its first hybrid International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023!  SSPI-WISE’s Mentorship Working Group will present a panel spotlighting the leadership of women in the field of satellites, including the first woman ever to be the Secretary General of the  International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Doreen Bogdan-Martin, and Diane Howard, the Director of Commercial Space Policy at the US National Space Council. The event will be LIVE in the New York offices of Hogan Lovells, and via Zoom.  Registration required – please register here: Space & Satellite Professionals International | 2023 International Women’s Day Hybrid Event (sspi.org)