The Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network serves to recruit, retain and advance women's careers in packaging and processing. We do this through online and in-person events, information-sharing and networking. Join the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network group on LinkedIn to connect with peers and learn about upcoming events.
An active astronaut since 1991, Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery. In total, she has flown in space four times, logging nearly 1,000 hours, leading onboard scientific activities and serving as flight engineer during the launch, rendezvous and entry phases of the mission. In 2013, Ochoa was named the 11th Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, becoming the first Hispanic and the second female director to hold this prestigious position; she retired in 2018.
Listen to our podcast to hear Ochoa’s inspiring message of innovative change and embark upon a voyage of self-discovery.