Women and Drones Fourth Annual Women in Drones Networking Luncheon-Interdrone 2018
Updated: Oct 30, 2019
This was a great experience for me this year at Interdrone 2018. I was able to network with professional, technical and knowledgeable women in the drone industry. Women whose specialties included photography and video, infrastructure analysis, criminal science investigation modeling, lighting and many other exciting and technical fields in the drone industry
The fourth annual Women in Drones luncheon highlighted women in leadership, mentorship, and innovators in the drone industry. Suzanne Lemieux, UAS Lead and Manager, API (American Petroleum Institute), moderated the event. Other panel members included Sharon Rossmark, CEO and Founder of Women and Drones, Mariah Scott, President of Skyward, A Verizon Company and Lia Reich, VP Marketing-Communications at PrecisionHawk. All shared their experiences within their respective fields with attendees.
Women to Watch
During the luncheon the announcement for 2018 Women to Watch in UAS list of honorees celebrated women in achieving high contributions in the UAS industry. The honorees were; Fiona Lake, Agricultural Photography, Australia, Dale McErlean, Airspace Integration, South Africa, Heather Hasper, Aviation Planning, USA, Jackie Dujmovic, Conservation, Australia, Marjorie Ferrone, Entertainment and Education, USA, Jessica Chosid, Infrastructure, USA, Gail Orenstein, Journalism, United Kingdom, Sonal Baid, Product Development, USA, Brooke Tapsall, Safety Technology, Estonia and Australia and Gemma Alcock, Search and Rescue, United Kingdom. Keep up the wonderful work you do ladies! You inspire women and young girls alike to look towards careers in the UAS industry.
Workshops Let’s not forget that Interdrone offered over 120 sessions, panels and keynotes this year that covered several drone applications in the industry. The exhibit hall showcased the latest in software, hardware and drone accessories. Large drones, small drones can’t wait for what next year will bring.
Workshops within Women and Drones were put on hold due to natural disasters during the event date, and will most likely reschedule for some time this year. Keep a look out for events on the women and drones website.
I was also very excited to have my book.” Thinking About Getting Into Mapping”, introduced to others in the industry. It was encouraging to have support from the community and insight on what mappers and users would want to see in the future. The ladies luncheon showcased several books written by women in the drone industry. Such as;
Women and Drones
Dr. Tulinda Larsen
Jennifer Pidgen & Douglas Spotted Eagle
Lights without limits
If you need lighting tools for your night time drone recon work these lights are a must test. I had the opportunity to see these lights in action for the Sundance Media Group and Pix4d and FoxFury night time CSI demonstration at Interdrone. They are rugged, cordless and portable. Check out their website. FoxFury Lighting Solutions.
This is my third Interdrone year in attendance and it is a must see if you have not attended yet. I understand as a startup business it is hard at times, but just attend the exhibit hall. That alone will give you the boost you may need. It will help connect you as it has helped me.
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