Dare to Dream Big! Insights from the First Iranian Woman in Space
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Fleeing her homeland of Iran after the Islamic Revolution, Anousheh Ansari settled in Texas and built a highly successful technology firm whose net worth ultimately allowed her to achieve her childhood dream of spaceflight. Through her sponsorship of the X Prize, she fueled the movement of privatization of space exploration. In her role as the first-ever female commercial spaceflight participant, Ansari’s story speaks to the power of commitment and conviction, realizing dreams, and making the impossible possible. After her return to Earth, Ansari launched herself into the management of her new tech company as well as her family foundation, which supports social entrepreneurship and STEM education and is committed to ensuring a better future for the world through investment and empowerment of youth. Speakers: Anousheh Ansari and Richard Hollingham.
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