2021 Women to Watch Global Awards
Honoring Outstanding Achievements in the Drone Industry
You are invited to submit a nomination to help us determine this year’s individual and team honorees Make a difference in the UAS/UAM/AAM industries by helping us acknowledge and celebrate the incredible women and teams who are leading the way for all of us!
The Women And Drones Global Awards
Since 2017 we have recognized the trailblazers, innovators, mentors and business leaders who are making significant contributions to the industry. The individual awards are designed to acknowledge and inspire women who are driving change and shaping the drone industry. In creating this recognition, we aim to raise the profile of women doing amazing work in UAS, UAM and AAM arenas. The two team awards acknowledge organizations that in their pursuit of excellence embrace diversity and have a culture of inclusiveness where women are engaged in key or leadership roles within their organization or team.
Thanks to our sponsors the 2021 Women To Watch Global Awards will recognize honorees in the categories of:
The Sabrewing Aircraft Leadership Award
The Iris Automation Entrepreneurship Award
The Skydio Public Safety/Service Award
The Unmanned Safety Institute Education Award
The Volatus Aerospace
Innovation Team Award
Team Spotlight Award
Anne Nderitu, Kenya (2020 Humanitarian Team Award Honoree)
We’re Accepting Nominations!
We are in search of women and teams who are making an impact in unmanned aviation. You are invited to submit a nomination that will help us determine our 2021 honorees. InterDrone will once again be our host sponsor for the Women To Watch Global Awards. The honorees will be recognized live during the 2021 InterDrone conference in Dallas, TX.
Nomination forms must be submitted by 11:59 pm CST on Friday May 14, 2021.
Our panel of international judges will determine the 2021 honorees. Honorees will receive a $500 micro-grant and trophy. Honorees will also be invited to receive their awards in person during the 2021 InterDrone Conference in Dallas, TX.
Judging Criteria for the Awards
Shaping the Industry
Susan Minne, USA (Public Safety Award)
Sonja Betschart, Switzerland (Global Ambassador Award)
Raquel Molina, Brazil (Entrepreneurship Award)
Kaye North, Australia (Education Award)
Women to Watch Global Awards 2021 Fund
For our 5th Anniversary Year, we will provide these amazing women with a micro-grant for the first time.
DOUBLE DIAMOND DONOR
Brett Balint – Onward and Upward
Peter Schmidt – Transcend Aero
Jack Elston – Black Swift Technologies
Mike DiCosola – Drone Industry Systems Corp.
Chris Hurst – Drone Sense
Ian Annase – Zing Drone Delivery
Richard Nichols – Airwards
Photo credit: UPS Flight Forward Team, Our 2020 Innovation Award Honoree
Who is eligible for the individual categories?
Any woman working in the UAS/UAM/AAM industries
What are the criteria?
Who is eligible for the team/company awards?
What are the categories for nominations?
- The Sabrewing Aircraft Leadership Award
- The Unmanned Safety Institute Education Award
- The Iris Automation Entrepreneurship Award
- The Skydio Public Safety/Service Award
- The Volatus Aerospace Innovation Award (Team/Company)
- The FoxFury Spotlight Award (Team/Company)
Can I nominate an individual or team in more than one category?
What’s the deadline for nominations?
Can I nominate myself?
Can my nomination be submitted via email?
How do I nominate someone?
Do I have to be a Women And Drones member to participate?
How can I support the Women To Watch Global Awards initiative?
Can a woman who has been featured on the Women And Drones website be nominated?
Can previous honorees be nominated?
YES! Previous honorees will be considered if involved in a venture different from one that was previously recognized.