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THE MUSES Woman of the Year 2014 Luncheon Honors SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THE MUSES Woman of the Year honoree SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell will share her career insights and experiences with moderator Val Zavala, KCET Vice President of News and Public Affairs on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the California Club. The event begins at 10:30 am.

Ms. Shotwell joined SpaceX as its seventh employee in 2002, soon after the company was founded. It currently has over 3,000 employees. Founded by Elon Musk, SpaceX is one of the most innovative companies in the country and the first private company in history to successfully deliver cargo both to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft with the goal of ultimately making it possible for people to live on other planets. Among Ms. Shotwell's many responsibilities are managing day-to-day operations as well as customer and strategic relations to support company growth.

The annual Woman of the Year event is the major fundraiser that allows THE MUSES to support youth education programs at the California Science Center. Each year this event honors a woman or women who have made outstanding contributions in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Tickets are $135. To RSVP and obtain tickets by March 15, or for further information please contact Joyce Cramsie at [email protected] or 626-793-3563.

About THE MUSES
Like the mythological figures they are named after, THE MUSES strive to be patrons of learning to stimulate innovation in science education. Five decades after the group was established in 1962, their membership and spirit of commitment continues to grow. Today, THE MUSES encourage and provide public goodwill as well as financial assistance to the Science Center's education programs, contributing to the Science Center's role as a world-class learning institution for children, families, and educators.

More information about THE MUSES and the luncheon is available at: http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/GenInfo/Membership/Muses/Muses.php

Media Contacts:
Shell Amega
California Science Center Foundation
213-744-7496
[email protected]

SOURCE California Science Center

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