Top 100 Aerospace and Aviation Professionals to Follow On LinkedIn 2021: 90. Shelli Brunswick

90. Shelli Brunswick

Visionary Thought Leader | Innovative & Entrepreneurial | Strategic C-Level | Agile | Chair | PMP | P&L | Biz Dev | Policy | Speaker & Author | Space Pro | Space4Women | Mentor & Coach |, Space Foundation

90. Shelli Brunswick

Average Post Engagement: 17


United States

What I use Linkedin for:

Networking, Global collaboration, Education, Business relationship building

Number of Followers:



Space exploration and Space-inspired industries on Earth


Who am I:

My life’s purpose is to bring people together to serve the greater good. I am passionate about collaborating with global organizations to advance educational and workforce opportunities for all people and to mentor the next generation of contributors to improve our daily lives on Earth through space innovation.

My work to champion the inclusion of underserved groups stems from staying true to the values instilled while I was in the military — a passion to share my journey and give back to the space community, As a leading role model for women in space, I was selected as the 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Role Model of the Year by WomenTech Network.

What I do:

I bring a global perspective and deep vision of the space ecosystem — from a distinguished career as a space acquisition and program management leader and Congressional Liaison for the US Air Force — to my current role as Chief Operating Officer at Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization, founded in 1983, for the global space ecosystem.

Advocating for space technology innovation, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion, I collaborate with organizations around the world to connect commercial, government and educational sectors. I actively participate with Women in Aerospace Foundation, Women’s Global Gathering, United Nations Space4Women, WomenTech Network, World Business Angels Investment Forum, New York University, Tod’Aérs, Manufacturer’s Edge, and Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

LinkedIn is my primary network for connecting with peers, partners and people around the world who want to learn, connect and conduct business in the space ecosystem, so you will find me actively engaged on a daily basis.

Who I follow on Linkedin

I follow people from the commercial, government and education sectors on a global basis interested in both space exploration and becoming part of the vibrant supply chain serving space-inspired industries on Earth, such as telecommunications, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and information technology.

Shelli’s Favorite Post

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Comments: 50

Check out Shelli’s post here

I am honored to have been selected as an inspiring woman who has had a positive impact on others. As part of International Women’s Day 2021, Diversein launched a campaign to recognize and reward inspiring women leaders globally. They received hundreds of submissions for fantastic women who truly inspire people around the world. Together we can create access and opportunity for all!

One of my proudest moments this past year was receiving the Diversity and Inclusion Officer/Role Model Award for 2020 from WomenTech Network, and this post further catapulted my mission to

1) spread space ecosystem awareness and access to untapped and under-represented groups and

2) advance space innovation by bringing forth diverse skill sets and solutions from diverse contributors. Check it here

The America’s Future Series, Women Leading Space in April 2021 highlights access and opportunity in the space ecosystem, providing essential role models for diverse space careers, diverse skill sets, and diverse demographics. This post is representative of the many events ahead in 2021 that are meeting the demand for the growing awareness, interest, and popularity of women in space. Check it here

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