New Parasol Foundation Centre for Women’s Health and Cancer Research in north west London. -

Parasol Foundation Women in SpaceIL

The Parasol Foundation, together with SpaceIL, has launched an exciting Space and Astro science program to create new opportunities and empower women in the space industry. The Parasol Foundation Women in SpaceIL program will dedicate scholarships to female engineering students and graduates with a donation of $500,000.

In addition, we’re contributing $1,530,000 and joining the distinguished group of donors to the Beresheet2 2024 moon mission. The new mission will build on SpaceIL’s Beresheet1 2019 launch which was the first private entity to reach the moon and secured Israel’s position as the seventh country to reach the moon.

Established in 2011, SpaceIL passionately believes in inspiration through action. With their ground-breaking projects in deep space, they seek to inspire Israel’s future generation and encourage teenagers to think in the direction of science, engineering, and entrepreneurship.

SpaceIL’s goal is to introduce the younger generation to the exciting opportunities that arise from the courage to dream and the determination to make that dream a reality.

Detailed information for female engineers and scientists on the Parasol Women in SpaceIL fellowships is available on the SpaceIL website program page.

To create a lasting legacy, we’re also initiating a study project analysing the gender gap in space research and engineering in Israel. The findings of the study will be published widely to encourage international progress.

This pioneering STEM project is an integral part of Ruth Parasol and the Parasol Foundation’s wider effort of empowering next generation females to study STEM and choose careers in space, along with other fields of science, technology, and health.