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 Kovács is the CEO and co-founder of DroneTalks Group, which is a collection of services and platforms advancing the entirety of the drone industry ecosystem. Currently, members of the DroneTalks Group include DroneTalks, DroneTalks Jobs and Aerial Cities.
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DroneTalks Jobs is the first job portal tailored for the drone industry. The platform connects emerging organisations with skilled professionals seeking new opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.
Aerial Cities is an exclusive, invite-only event for decision-makers in the drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) industries. The event enables governments, cities, CAAs, private drone organisations and users to collaborate and strategise the future of urban drone operations.
Eszter Kovács is also a drone industry expert and regularly contributes to major magazines about the latest trends; these include publications such as Commercial UAV News and Commercial Drone Professional. In addition to this, she is an advisor for several start-ups, such as Globhe. Her role as an advisor extends as well to her role on the advisory board of drone-related initiatives like AUVSI Xponential and Commercial UAV while also fulfilling her commitment as a Swiss Drone Industry Association board member.
These roles are backed by her extensive experience as a technical innovation expert where she contributed to the growth of several companies after leading and mentoring the implementation of complex projects in the drone industry. Eszter still continues to advise leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation initiatives. In 2020, she was also approached by the Global UTM Association to become the director of more than 40 UTM leaders through a 6-month restructuring initiative.
Eszter Kovács is also head of one of the largest diversity initiatives in the drone industry called Women behind the Drone Revolution, which was launched in 2020.
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