For Women by Women

About Women And Drones

Women And Drones is the leading membership organization dedicated to driving excellence in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry by achieving equity and participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors.

Our core mission:  To increase female participation in the economic opportunities of the industry. 

We are partnering with companies committed to an inclusive culture were women can thrive. Through our educational efforts we support women and girls in the growing market for talent, with programs from Kindergarten to Career.

Our Women And Drones Jobs Board is balancing the gender equation by connecting companies with women to fill open positions.  Our goal is to inspire and support more women to pursue careers in STEM and aviation.

Why we focus on women and girls?

It’s simple, many studies including research by Microsoft indicates: “Girls who have STEM role models are 1.4 times more likely to pursue opportunities within these fields, yet only 40% of girls say they have a role model in STEM.  If we want to see more girls in STEM, it’s OUR responsibility to inspire them.”  


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

Oveda (Vee) Hancock
Intellectual Property Specialist
Business Development Specialist
Women & Drones Advisor

Desi Ekstein
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
Women & Drones Safety Advisor

Kim Players
CEO Master Your Drone
Inspirational Speaker
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
Women & Drones Advisor

Kashmir Pandolfi
2nd Grade Student
Wildlife Activist, Drone Test Pilot
Kashmir World Foundation
W&D Junior Education Advisor

Susan Talbot
Co-Founder/COO Skytango
Co-Founder Aerial Filming Ireland
Emmy Award Winner
Women & Drones Advisor

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

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

Belinda Betancourt Dow
Dow GeoSpatial LLC
W&D Corporate Ambassador

Dr. Karen Joyce
Co-Founder She Maps, Australia
2017 Woman To Watch In UAS
Remote Sensing Scientist
W&D Global Education Advisor

Amy Wiegand
Marketing & Communication Director
W&D Publishing Advisor

Dale McErlean
Ntsu Aviatin Solutions &USC
2018 Woman To Watch In UAS
W&D Intl Brand Ambassador
South Africa and Africa

Dr. Tulinda Larsen
Skylark Drone Research
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
Women & Drones Membership Advisor

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

Jennifer Newble
Talent Management Manager
Women & Drones HR Advisor

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

Rachel Murphy
Marketing Coordinator
W&D Creative Advisor

Women & Drones In The News

The 2019 Women To Watch In UAS List

Meet the women shaping the UAS industry!

InterDrone Podcast with Sharon Rossmark

Using drones to fuel the STEM/STEAM pipeline

The 2018 Women To Watch In UAS List

Ten Women Who Are Shaping the Drone Industry

InterDrone Adds Diversity, Experience, and Scope with New Members to Its Advisory Board

Drone Radio Show Talks with Women And Drones (Podcast)

Helping young girls learn about STEM with drones

Drone Academy Podcast: Women And Drones

Sharon & Wendy discuss the introduction of drone books for children

Women And Drones Recognized As A Top Company To Watch In The Industry

UAV Coach Selects The Top Companies In 2018

Women in Aviation International welcomes the Women And Drones Network!

Learn more about WAI membership benefits and the sisterhood within aviation

The Business Of Women And Drones (Podcast)

A passion to support women in the drone industry

Wendy Erikson Talks with STEM Voices (Podcast)

Wendy Erikson shares the W&D mission and what it’s like persuading her own girls to pursue STEM careers

The 2017 Women To Watch In UAS List

Nine Women Leading the way in the Drone Industry

Drones, Women To Watch And Girls In STEM/STEAM

Sharon Rossmark talks with Skytango

Commercial Drones: 23 Experts To Follow For News And Insights

The 23 people and publications you will want to follow on Twitter to get up to speed quickly

6 Empowering Actions For Women In Drones:

Learn, Share And Get Inspired

Women And Drones: An Interview with Sharon Rossmark

FAA Certified Drone Pilot Sharon Rossmark Talks with UAV Coach

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