Space Commerce

Kelli Kedis Ogborn Interview with Janeya Griffin, Founder and Chair, Equity Space Alliance

Category: Podcast Series

In this episode, join Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Vice President of Space Commerce and Entrepreneurship at Space Foundation, as she interviews Janeya Griffin, Founder, Chair Equity Space Alliance.

Janeya is an accomplished speaker, HBCU STEM graduate, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the daughter of two formerly incarcerated individuals. The harship she and her younger brother experienced became a catalyst in helping her to fulfill her purpose. After obtaining two degrees, a certificate, and a contracting job with the National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA), Janeya’s passion for problem-solving and establishing connections would turn her into a lead Technology Transfer Specialist Contractor and an Executive Board Member for Federal Labs all over the country. After almost a decade of commercialization, she founded a consulting startup called The Commercializer®, LLC a strategic firm that brings to market independent Inventors’ intellectual assets, monetizes entrepreneurs’ ideas, and bridges the gap between resources and historically excluded communities. Janeya’s passion to help others does not stop there; in 2017 she helped Co-found ConCreates, a creative agency focused on changing the stigma and narrative behind how society views people with criminal histories and how people with criminal histories view themselves. Most recently she conducted a study focusing on increasing diversity in space for historically excluded communities, this led to the creation of the Equity Space Alliance which advocates and ensures the new space economy is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible through resourcing, community building, and educational campaigns.


Presented by:

Janeya Griffin

Founder and Chair, Equity Space Alliance