October 15, 2020 – Chicago, IL

The Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition and the Women and Drones network have formed a new partnership to broaden access to opportunities for women using drones in the energy sectors. Both organizations share a common goal, which is to increase the participation and opportunities for women in energy and robotics. Through the partnership, the two organizations hope to make an even bigger impact.

Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition Executive Direct Sean Guerre says, “As the marketplace and growth have accelerated remote operations with UAVs and Robotics in Energy, our community recognizes the importance of having different insights and additional subject matter experts who can collaborate together for mutual benefit. We feel, by building this industry partnership with the dynamic and rapidly growing Women and Drones community, we can create more resources and opportunities for new voices and sharing of best practices in both energy and drone operations.”

According to statistics from the Federal Aviation Administration, females make up only 6.7% of the total certificated remote pilot population. As in other areas of the aviation industry, the representation of women is very low.  The Energy Drone & Robotics Global Coalition presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Women and Drones members to learn about cutting-edge drone technologies and solutions, specifically for energy companies. “This partnership aligns with our core strategy to help our members expand their network and make business deals in the broader UAS industry,” explained Women and Drones’ CEO and Founder, Sharon Rossmark.

One opportunity for Women and Drones members to participate in the Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition community will be at the upcoming Global Gathering, taking place November 10-12.

About the Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition:

The Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition (EDR Coalition or EDRC), powered by InnovateEnergy, is focused on innovating industrial & energy operations with dynamic UAV, robotics, data and autonomous solutions. EDRC is dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise unmanned systems operations in industrial / energy / engineering companies worldwide by bringing the major rapidly growing segments within the UAV / AUV / robotics ecosystem together with the energy industrial complex asset owners and end users.

These are the only news, reports, events and information resources exclusively focused on the business and technology of unmanned systems (aerial, ground / surface & subsea) in energy operations from the “stars to the sea floor.” Learn more at edrcoalition.com.

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 advocating for female participation in this dynamic segment of the global economy. We partner with companies committed to an inclusive culture where women can thrive. We also provide Drone Flight Services including aerial imagery and drone product beta testing.  Our educational programs range from kindergarten to career in efforts to balance the gender equation in the industry now, as well as for the future of flight.

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Wendy Erikson