Who are the women disrupting, innovating and
shaping the future of the UAS industry?
Announcing our 2017 Women to Watch in UAS List!
Who are the women disrupting, innovating and shaping the future of the UAS industry? Who, thanks to smarts, energy and tenacity, is making a difference in the UAS field and helping other women do the same?
Women And Drones and Drone360 received 110 nominations from seven countries and selected nine individuals to be honored on our inaugural Women to Watch in UAS List. Meet these trailblazers, innovators, mentors and business leaders, and prepare to be inspired.
Meet these trailblazers, innovators, mentors, and business leaders, and prepare to be inspired.
Entertainment & Culture
General Manager of Drone Light Shows in the UAV Group at Intel
About the Women to Watch in UAS List
The Women to Watch in UAS List is cosponsored by Women And Drones, an online community of women who are passionate about drones, and Drone360, which delivers news, features, and product reviews for UAS consumers and commercial users. In creating this list, both organizations aim to raise the profile of women doing amazing work, to encourage more women to embrace UAS technology, and to support a group that remains underrepresented in the industry.
How We Made Our Selections
During a two-month nomination period, individuals were permitted to nominate themselves or others. Nominations were also submitted by members of the Women And Drones and Drone360 teams. Based on the nominating letters, three finalists were chosen for each of nine categories. All finalists were invited to submit additional information about themselves, their work, and their goals. Final selections were made by a group of seven judges.
We considered the following qualities as we reviewed submissions:
- Dedicated to delivering innovations and solutions that create value for others in the industry.
- Distinguish themselves by leading people and companies, and investing time and money to enable drone technology to benefit the world.
- Positively shape the public perception of drones.
- Advocate for and empower more women to enter the industry and pursue high-level roles.
Meet Our Judges
A Part 107-certified remote pilot and Emmy Award-winning journalist. She hosts the Women And Drones Podcast while also contributing to social media and STEM initiatives for the Women And Drones multi-media platform.
Creator of the blog The Drone Girl. Her work has been published in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and the Orange County Register. She has been a featured speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW) and Harvard Business School, and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “4 top women shaping the drone industry.”
Co-founder of Skytango, an online marketplace connecting drone pilots with the people who hire them. She is an Emmy Award winner with more than 25 years experience in film and TV production. After stints as a freelance editor and adjunct professor of digital media in St. Paul, MN, she founded Skytango with her partner and drone pilot, Steven Flynn.
Sharon Rossmark, Founder/CEO, Women And Drones Tim Kidwell, Editor in Chief, Drone360 Diane Bacha, Editorial Director, Drone360 Sara Dumford, Events Manager, Drone360
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