Astronaut/ CEO Prodea & XPrize
Anousheh Ansari is CEO of XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and
operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges. She captured international headlines by embarking upon an eleven-day space
expedition, becoming the first woman private space explorer, first astronaut
of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer
to visit space. Her memoir, My Dream of Stars, aims to share her life story as
inspiration for young women around the world.
Athena is the Olympian goddess of wisdom and war and the adored patroness of the city of Athens the capital of Greece. Majestic and stern, Athena surpassed everybody in both of her main domains. In fact, even Ares the God of War feared her; and all Greek heroes asked her for help and advice.