2021 Women to Watch Global Awards

Honoring Outstanding Achievements in the Drone Industry

Join us at CES for the live announcement of our 2021 Women To Watch Global Awards

Denise Soesilo, Switzerland (2020 Leadership Award Honoree)


The Women And Drones Global Awards

Since 2017 we have recognized the trailblazers, innovators, mentors and business leaders who are making significant contributions to the industry. The individual awards are designed to acknowledge and inspire women who are driving change and shaping the drone industry. In creating this recognition, we aim to raise the profile of women doing amazing work in UAS, UAM and AAM arenas. The two team awards acknowledge organizations that in their pursuit of excellence embrace diversity and have a culture of inclusiveness where women are engaged in key or leadership roles within their organization or team.

Thanks to our sponsors the 2021 Women To Watch Global Awards will recognize honorees in the categories of:

The Sabrewing Aircraft Leadership Award

The Iris Automation Entrepreneurship Award

The Skydio Public Safety/Service Award

The Unmanned Safety Institute Education Award

The Volatus Aerospace
Innovation Team Award

The FoxFury
Team Spotlight Award

Women to Watch Global Awards 2021 Fund
For our 5th Anniversary Year, we will provide these amazing women with a micro-grant for the first time.

Brett Balint – Onward and Upward


Peter Schmidt – Transcend Aero
Jack Elston – Black Swift Technologies
Mike DiCosola – Drone Industry Systems Corp.
Chris Hurst – Drone Sense



Ian Annase – Zing Drone Delivery
Richard Nichols – Airwards
Lien Nguyen
Amanda Lawson


Photo credit: UPS Flight Forward Team, Our 2020 Innovation Award Honoree

In recognizing the achievements of a few, we hope to motivate many.

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