Shawna Pandya, MD - Purposeful Venturing in Space, Medicine & Exponential Technology.
On gender equality & empowerment in the space sector - “If we are going to space to better ourselves – there is a saying ‘don’t do it for me without me’ and if we are going to space for humanity, we can’t just do it with half of humanity” – Shawna Pandya, MD. Salma had the chance to speak to Shawna Pandya, MD, a scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM, physician, pilot-in-training, VP Immersive Medicine with Luxsonic Technologies and Fellow of the Explorers’ Club. This episode is packed with interesting topics and insights ranging from Shawna’s own growth trajectory into the fields of STEM, Space and Business, her work in inspiring women to get into these fields, her lessons on exponential leadership and her work with innovators working on ground-breaking concepts in space exploration. Shawna also tells us a bit more about her latest entrepreneurial venture at Luxsonic Technologies, the unique selling point of its pioneering immersive medical technologies and the current phase the startup is in. You will not be disappointed with all of the valuable insights Shawna shares with us here!