Diversity in the drone industry is critically important and something we're passionate about at DroneTalks. In 2021, our co-founder Eszter Kovacs created a webinar series Women Behind The Drone Revolution, to give a voice to talented and influential women leading the drone industry: The series started online during the pandemic and, based on its successes, in 2022, in collaboration with leading Drone Conferences became a live event series. The latest panel discussion was taking place at the ATM congress in Madrid, and in march 2022, DroneTalks also had a stage talk in Amsterdam Drone Week. The series' main aim is to gather the most influential women in the drone industry, listening to their views on the ecosystem, and what drives them, as the business decisions they make are ultimately shaping the industry's successes. During the panel, we can also listen to the information they share about their career path, how they are getting things done, and most importantly, what remains to be achieved for drones to become part of our daily lives. We bring insights to our viewers that allow them to better understand this industry's complexity, but also what and how to take action to include more females in the company's everyday life.
One of our main takeaways from the past talks is that women are more and more drawn to the drone industry. And it's not just because they think it's trendy. It's because they know the potential for this technology to change the way they operate tasks every day. In the drone ecosystem, women are not just pilots - they're engineers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, sales representatives, and much more.
We believe diversity is key to innovation, and we're proud to be part of the push to make the drone industry more inclusive. There's an incredible amount of women in the drone industry right now. Here are some of the most impressive ones that will take part in our next stage talk on Women Behind The Drone Revolution:
· Okeoma Moronu from Zipline
· Zehra Akbar from SkyGrid
· Candice McHargue from UPS Flight Forward
· Abigail Smith from FAA
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Eszter is the CEO and founder of Manageld and founder of DroneTalks.online and is a well-known drone influencer.
An expert in technical innovation in the drone sector, Eszter has contributed to the growth of several companies, leading complex implementations and mentoring and advising leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation. In 2020 Eszter successfully lead the Global UTM association with 40 + UTM ecosystem leaders through it's restructuring for 6 months.
From 2016 - 2019, Eszter successfully lead the GSMA Drone Interest Group, growing it from 10 mobile operator members to nearly 40 finding solutions to leverage cellular connectivity in the aviation environment. Following 10+ years of professional background, complemented by certificates in Agile coaching, Prince2 and a broad professional network, launching her own businesses seemed inevitable.
Eszter holds a BA in Military & Safety Engineering from the Hungarian National University of Public Services and is currently attending Boston University’s digital leadership studies. She was born in Hungary and, having travelled extensively, now resides in Bern, Switzerland.
Eszter is an expert writer in multiple drone focused online magazines such as Commercial UAV news.
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