Chicago, IL – October 1, 2020  –  In efforts to acknowledge an organization dedicated to “drones for good” advocacy and outreach that also fosters a culture of female inclusiveness, Women And Drones is pleased to announce WeRobotics is recipient of the 2020 Global Ambassador Award.

The Switzerland and US based organization facilitates 28 Flying Labs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  According to WeRobotics, “The goal of Flying Labs is to accelerate the positive impact of humanitarian, health, development and environmental solutions locally. Flying Labs also expand local markets by creating new jobs and businesses that offer robotics as a service and support local ecosystems.”

WeRobotics not only exceeds Global Ambassador Award criteria in their use of drones for the good of humanity, the organization counts on a core team of females to keep their mission on track. The team Includes CEO and Co-Founder Sonja Betschart, as well as HR & Administration Head Joyce Monsees, Head of Finance Wee Kheng Yuen, Drone and Data System Specialist Klaudyna Wrochna, Flying Labs Community Coordinator Uyangaa Munkhbat and Youth Coordinator/GIS Support Amrita Lal.

After being notified about the award, WeRobotics released the following statement. “We are very excited to receive the Women and Drones 2020 Global Ambassador Award. All of us at WeRobotics and the Flying Labs network love to share our passion and expertise for robotics and their local use for social good. Inspiring and motivating girls to engage in robotics and STEM is part of our daily activities. And empowering and supporting women to continue being the strong leaders and changemakers they already are is part of our organizational DNA. Doing so, within our non-profit and the Flying Labs network at large, is deeply rewarding for all of us. Being honored by Women and Drones for sharing this passion makes our hearts smile even brighter and we are very grateful for this recognition.”

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.


Wendy Erikson