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Kim Ellis Hayes      

Scientist, Space Lawyer & Crewed Spaceflight Educator

Kim Ellis Hayes is an award winning Australian Lawyer, Scientist and STEM Professional who traded her steelcap boots and hardhat for a Spacesuit. After working as a mining research scientist in Australia for all of her career, she lost the job she loved during the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. Re-inventing herself and her career led to being selected to train to conduct research onboard Suborbital Spacecraft in the United States, and creating strategic space industry workforce training and education. Raised in rural Australia, Hayes's simple beginnings led to her belief in the power of education and that anyone can create opportunity in opposition.

As a Science, Technology, Innovation & STEM speaker, Hayes speaks around the world on promoting and supporting Diversity in STEM, Innovative ways to build the Future Space Workforce and leadership for women in building a Unique Career to the Stars. As Space opens up to humanity in ways we never imagined before, Hayes's goal is to be the first Australian woman (and Lawyer) to conduct Research on a Commercial Suborbital Spaceflight. Stay tuned as Hayes reaches for the Stars!

Speech Topics

Leadership for Women in STEM

Diversity and Inclusion

Hardhat to Spacesuit

Space Education, Research and Law (Careers for Women in STEM)

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