Skip to Content
  • Title
    President and COO
  • Affiliation
  • Age
  • 2019 Rank

While Elon Musk garners most of the headlines, Shotwell is the one running day-to-day operations at the space exploration company—now valued at $46 billion. And she’s on a winning streak: securing satellite contracts from the DOD, beating SpaceX’s own records for reusing its rockets, and—with the May launch of the Crew Dragon—sending astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

Subscribe to The Broadsheet, our newsletter on the world’s most powerful women.