Chicago, IL – September 28, 2020
Women and Drones and FOX Corporation are pleased to announce that UPS Flight Forward is the recipient of the 2020 Fox Piloting Innovation Award. The honor is in conjunction with the fourth annual Women and Drones Global Awards which recognizes women and organizations supportive of women, making significant contributions to the drone industry.
UPS Flight Forward has been chosen by judges who’ve determined the company’s drone airline is outstanding when it comes to meeting Fox Piloting Innovation Award criteria. Criteria includes an established drone education program available to all employees, a demonstrated culture where female colleagues are encouraged to become certified drone pilots as well as the overall inclusion of women in the total number of certified drone pilots across the organization.
UPS Flight Forward Inc. President Myron Wright issued this statement, “UPS Flight Forward cultivates a diverse and inclusive work environment, which fosters innovation and is fully aligned with UPS’s focus on meeting customer needs. As we master different use cases for drone delivery, we gain experience that enables us to provide new solutions and help inform the decisions and policies that govern our industry. Being honored by Women and Drones highlights the achievements of UPS Flight Forward, especially the women on our team and hopefully that attention attracts more talented women to the UAS industry.”
The Fox Piloting Innovation Award is sponsored by Fox Corporation. Their own Fox Flight Team has more than 40 drones and 95 certified pilots. Five of their female pilots were honored last year as part of the 2019 Women and Drones Global awards, for enhancing news gathering efforts and storytelling through the use of drones.
“At FOX, we believe it is essential to provide visibility to women in the drone industry which is why we are proud to sponsor the FOX Piloting Innovation Award and honor UPS Flight Forward as its recipient,” says Sharri Berg COO, News & Operations, FOX Television Stations & EVP, News Operations, Fox News Channel.
Women and Drones CEO Sharon Rossmark created the Women and Drones Global Awards four years ago, in hopes that shining a spotlight on some of the exceptional women in the drone industry, would inspire many more. She says, “We congratulate the UPS Flight Forward Team for this well-deserved recognition, and we thank Fox Corporation for supporting our efforts to highlight female inclusive organizations in the drone industry.”
About Fox Corporation
Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News Media, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking. For more information about Fox Corporation please visit www.FoxCorporation.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 female-focused 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. Find out more by visiting www.WomenandDrones.com.