Women and Drones is the leading membership organization dedicated to driving excellence in the drone and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry by advocating for female participation in this dynamic global economy segment. Women and Drones developed the Global Ambassador Award to acknowledge an organization using “drones for good” advocacy and outreach, fostering a culture of female empowerment. This year, Women and Drones awarded WeRobotics with the Global Ambassador Award for empowering women and girls through drones and robotics.
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 organization and the Flying Labs network 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.
Africa has been core to an exciting and rapidly expanding drone industry and every day I’m reminded how honored I am that I’m utilizing my skills as a young African woman to positively impact my community across various sectors. This award sheds more light on my deepest belief that women will be key in unlocking all drone potentials across my mother continent. ~ Anne Nderitu, Kenya Flying Labs COO & fixed-wing drone pilot
The Global Ambassador Award comes on the heels of Kenya Flying Labs also being honored by Women and Drones with the 2020 Humanitarian Team Award. Kenya Flying Labs was chosen for its culture of inclusiveness, where women are engaged in key roles on the team and in leadership positions.
Congratulations to Kenya Flying Labs and thank you to Women and Drones for these honors!