For Women by Women

About Women And Drones

Our Vision:
When the history about this sector of aviation is written,
women will be included in the narrative about the pioneers and trailblazers who forged a new industry.

Women And Drones is the leading organization dedicated to driving excellence in the UAS/AAM industry by advocating for female participation in this dynamic segment of the global economy. The organization enables women to connect, collaborate and make global business connections. 

Through our educational efforts, we support women and girls in the growing market for talent, with programs from Kindergarten to Career. 

Our Reach: The organization’s network has connected with women in twenty-two countries.

Our Core Mission: To increase female participation in the economic opportunities of the industry.

We Partner: With companies committed to an inclusive culture where women can thrive.

Our Goal: To inspire and support more women to pursue careers in STEM and aviation.

Why Women and Girls? If we want to see more girls in STEM and aviation, it’s OUR responsibility to inspire them.

Our Motto: “If you can see me, you can be me”

Every year since 2018 Women And Drones has been named as one of the top companies to watch in the UAS industry.

Our Brands

Through our portfolio of brands we offer a variety of products and services to support the growth and development of the industry.


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Our 2023 Summer Interns

Dailei Zhang
University of Chicago
W&D Intern

Grace Donavan-Lafuente
University of Chicago
W&D Intern

Shani Waite
Prairie View A&M University
W&D Intern

Women And Drones Advisors

Sharon Rossmark
CEO Women & Drones
International Speaker
FAA Certified Remote Pilot

Louise Jupp
Terreco Aviation
Author, Pilot & Instructor
International Speaker
W&D Africa Advisor

Wendy Erikson
Women & Drones Podcast Host
Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
Women & Drones Advisor

Kim James
Aerial Works
SACC Drone Operator
Speaker & Author
W&D Africa Advisor

Dawn Zoldi
CEO P3Tech Consulting
2019 Woman To Watch In UAS
UAS Policy Expert
Women & Drones Advisor

Bill Johnson
Single Seat Consulting
Women & Drones Advisor
Emerging Aviation

Kimberly Penn
President Professor Drones
High Tech Maven Webtropolis
Entrepreneur In Residence HCC
W&D Chief Strategist

Lori DeMatteis
Chief Revenue Officer
W&D Advisor

Desi Ekstein
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
Women & Drones Safety Advisor

Nikki Brown
Dir Law Enforcement Academy
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
W&D Public Safety Advisor

Lisa Peterson
VP Business Development
AURA Network Systems
W&D Advisor
Strategic Partnerships

Kimberley Hayes
Valkim Technologies
W&D Advisor
Emerging Technologies

Fiona Lake
Rural Drone Academy
W&D Australia Advisor

Pharns Genece
W&D Advisor
AV & Technology

Niharika Kolte Alekar
Volar Alta
W&D Advisor India

Dr. Renee Jones Welch
W&D Advisor
Workforce Innovation

Susan Caplan
Principal, SC Associates LLC
Marketing Communication Specialist, Author, Speaker
W&D Branding Advisor

Meghan Salter
Elementary School Teacher
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
W&D Education Advisor

Probyn Thompson
Founder and CEO
Air Probe UAV
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
Women & Drones Advisor

Maggie Schuster
Founder, Your Aerial View
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
W&D U.S. Ambassador

Women And Drones LLC is WMBE certified by the State of Illinois

Looking for a W&D speaker for your next event?

Tell us about your event, your audience, the dates and we’ll match a speaker to meet your needs. W&D speakers are experience businesswomen with a vast background across industries. You’ll find them engaging and knowledgeable about the emerging aviation technologies industry.