Diversity in the drone industry is critically important and something that DroneTalks is passionate about. In 2021, the co-founder Eszter Kovacs created a webinar series, Women Behind The Drone Revolution, to give a voice to talented and influential women leading the drone industry: The series started online during the pandemic and, based on its successes, in 2022, in collaboration with leading Drone Conferences became a live event series. The latest panel discussion took place at the ATM congress in Madrid, and in march 2022, DroneTalks also had a stage talk at Amsterdam Drone Week.
The series’ main aim is to gather the most influential women in the drone industry, listening to their views on the ecosystem and what drives them, as the business decisions they make are ultimately shaping the industry’s successes. During the panel, we’ll learn more about the panelists’ career paths, how they are getting things done, and most importantly, what remains to be achieved for drones to become part of our daily lives. This panel brings insights to the viewers that allow them to better understand this industry’s complexity and how to take action to include more females in the company’s everyday life.
One of the main takeaways from the past talks is that women are more and more drawn to the drone industry. And it’s not just because they think it’s trendy. It’s because they know the potential for this technology to change how they operate daily tasks. In the drone ecosystem, women are not just pilots – they’re engineers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, sales representatives, and much more.
Here are the featured panelists that participated in the Women Behind The Drone Revolution panel at Commercial UAV Expo:
- Okeoma Moronu from Zipline
- Zehra Akbar from SkyGrid
- Candice McHargue from UPS Flight Forward
- Abigail Smith from FAA
To learn more about Skygrid’s efforts, visit us here.