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 where 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.”  


Drone Flight Services

Women And Drones is also a provider of drone flight services provider for aerial video, photography, thermography, and other aerial sensor capabilities for inspections, mapping for industries including construction, water erosion, real estate, and project progression. Learn more




An Introduction to Women And Drones
Sharon Rossmark


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

Dr. Tulinda Larsen
Skylark Drone Research
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
W&D Ambassador

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

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


Belinda Betancourt Dow
Dow GeoSpatial LLC
W&D Corporate Ambassador

Desi Ekstein
FAA Certified Remote Pilot
Women & Drones Safety Advisor

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

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

Product and Service Advisors

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

Jennifer Newble
Talent Management Manager
Women & Drones HR Advisor

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

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

Education Advisors

Phil Andrews, MBA
Adjunct Professor, SMU
Futurist in Smart Cities
W&D Robotics Advisor

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

Kashmir Pandolfi
4th Grade Student
Wildlife Activist, Drone Test Pilot
Kashmir World Foundation
W&D Junior Education Advisor

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

Women And Drones LLC is 100% woman minority owned business enterprise. 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 UAV industry.