We spark creativity and empowerment in women with drone technology.
Women Who Drone is an online platform and community that inspires, educates and empowers women and girls with drone technology.
INSPIRE: We inspire with our stories, content and community of women and mentors who are using drone technology around the world.
EDUCATE: We educate with drone programs including creative one on one lessons, workshops, online courses and school curriculum that teaches people about drone technology, safety and regulations.
EMPOWER: And we empower with a global network of like minded individuals and prospective career opportunities including our partnership with Getty Images where our community is monetizing their aerial content globally and our growing job board and pilot network of talented and diverse certified drone pilots.
Less than 6% of Certified Drone Pilots in the U.S. are women. Today, drone technology is being used as a tool not only in the creative industry, but also in the commercial, agricultural and architectural spaces. From capturing your next vacation and real estate content to inspecting crops and roofs, drones are here to stay and we are not going to let women fall behind in this new and evolving industry. While we inspire and educate all genders, we passionately advocate for women by providing inspiration, education and career opportunities in this growing field.
Join us in our mission to expand the presence of women and girls in the UAV industry by sharing our content, sponsoring us or simply reaching out!
We welcome and appreciate the support from all genders in accomplishing our mission.
Meet the Women
Founder & CEO
Elena is a Video Producer, Photographer, Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot and Instructor. As featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company and on DJI for her aerial photography and cinematography, Elena's passion for flying drones stemmed from her trip to the Great Wall of China.
From there, her curiosity turned into a hobby and now a passion and career. Elena graduated with a B.A. in Media Studies & Theatre from the University of California, San Diego.
Chief Technology Officer
Eliza Sarobhasa owns a DJI Phantom 3 and currently test flights in the forest, mountains, and oceans of Vancouver, BC. She loves using her drone for robotics, 3D mapping, geospatial, and satellite imagery projects. Her upcoming project is using her drone for wildfire prevention, fire surveillance, and search and rescue. She is currently involved in researching aviation, aerospace, space robotics, satellites, and internet history.
She has been marketing for over 11 years, and works in both advertising and software products. Her many hats include roles from Data Science, Project Management, UI/UX Design, Open Source Software, and Linguistics.
Ella Sophia Garcia
Social Media Content Manager
Ella is a photographer with a Bachelor's degree in business Entrepreneurship and Film. Ella found herself in the world of drones when she decided to buy her first drone and took a college course that ended with obtaining her Part 107 drone certification. Ella joined the Women Who Drone team in the summer of 2018 and since then has become a driving force behind Women Who Drone as an Certified Drone instructor, Drone Pilot and Social Media Coordinator. She is very passionate about all things digitally creative and aspires to continue improving her photography, videography and graphic design skills.
Director of Ambassador Program
Yasmin is a professional photographer and drone pilot based in Arizona. She has been traveling internationally since she was 5 years old, which sparked her deep-seated interest in exploring new and exciting corners of the world, especially meeting new people. Her humanitarian and documentary work covers issues in social causes and civil rights including stories on refugee resettlement, asylum seekers, and international stories covering gender equality in Iceland and the rise of Islam in Cuba. Her goal is to inspire and create change by sharing images that document the basic rights we all deserve living on this planet.
Content Producer & Editor
Psyona has always loved photography and filmmaking since she can remember, she purchased her first drone in 2017 and went on to obtain her PfCO in 2018. Psyona graduated university in Film Studies in 2018 and now works as a freelance drone operator and video editor.
Senior Editor & Writer
I am a writer and an artist based in Georgia. Specializing in illustration, graphic design, and video art, I love to explore the new ways technology intersects with art. I think drones have done amazing things for photography and video art, making what would previously be costly and difficult more accessible. As a complete novice, it was only recently that I saw what independent artists could do with their drones, and I continue to be impressed by the sights that drones are able to explore and the images they can capture.
Ishveena Singh is an independent journalist and writer with a passion for drones and location technologies. In the last 12 years, she has worked with both mainstream media organizations (Miami Herald International, Times of India, Microsoft MSN) and dedicated geospatial technology media (Geospatial World, Geoawesomeness).
With a deep understanding of content marketing and social media, Ishveena also helps private companies (DJI, Terra Drone, etc.) to generate qualified leads through useful and timely content. At WWD, she is proud to produce insightful and timely blogs focusing on the UAV industry to help the community achieve its mission.
Dr. Catherine Ball
Associate Professor Catherine Ball is an advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, company director, and diversity advocate working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs. Catherine also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.
A sought-after voice across the start-up, futurist and tech world, Catherine works globally across a wide range of projects from creating documentaries and world leading conferences and events, to advising on the use of drones across environmental and humanitarian projects. Catherine is a proponent of community engagement with technology and likes to demystify emerging tech.
Catherine holds a BSc Honours (Environmental Protection) and a PhD (Spatial Ecology, Descriptive and Predictive Statistics) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom.
Our Brand Ambassador program is for those that are active drone pilots or enthusiasts who are willing to share their story and passion with other women from around the world. In the future, we hope to connect women who drone in different locations so they can drone together or simply share a common interest during their travels. Fill out this form to apply!