UPS Flight Forward Is 2020 FOX Piloting Innovation Award Winner

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Women and Drones Fox Piloting AwardWomen and Drones CEO Sharon Rossmark cre­at­ed the Women and Drones Global Awards four years ago, in hopes that shin­ing a spot­light on some of the excep­tion­al women in the drone indus­try would inspire many more.  It’s been a great suc­cess: and as the drone indus­try grows and matures, diversity is increasing.

This year, in con­junc­tion with the fourth annual Women and Drones Global Awards, FOX Corporation has joined the orga­ni­za­tion to spon­sor the  2020 Fox Piloting Innovation Award. Today, Women and Drones announced that UPS Flight Forward has been chosen as the 2020 winner.

UPS Flight Forward is UPS’ wholly owned subsidiary drone airline – and it has been judged out­stand­ing accord­ing to the Fox Piloting Innovation Award cri­te­ria: estab­lish­ing a drone edu­ca­tion pro­gram avail­able to all employ­ees; demon­strat­ing a cul­ture where female col­leagues are encour­aged to become cer­ti­fied drone pilots; and includ­ing women in the total number of cer­ti­fied drone pilots across the orga­ni­za­tion.

UPS Flight Forward Inc. President Myron Wright says: “UPS Flight Forward cul­ti­vates a diverse and inclu­sive work envi­ron­ment, which fos­ters inno­va­tion and is fully aligned with UPS’s focus on meet­ing cus­tomer needs. As we master dif­fer­ent use cases for drone deliv­ery, we gain expe­ri­ence that enables us to pro­vide new solu­tions and help inform the deci­sions and poli­cies that govern our indus­try. Being hon­ored by Women and Drones high­lights the achieve­ments of UPS Flight Forward, espe­cial­ly the women on our team and hope­ful­ly that atten­tion attracts more tal­ent­ed women to the UAS indus­try.

The Fox Piloting Innovation Award is spon­sored by Fox Corporation. Their own Fox Flight Team has more than 40 drones and 95 cer­ti­fied pilots.  Five of their female pilots were hon­ored last year as part of the 2019 Women and Drones Global awards, for enhanc­ing news gath­er­ing efforts and sto­ry­telling through the use of drones.

“At FOX, we believe it is essen­tial to pro­vide vis­i­bil­i­ty to women in the drone indus­try which is why we are proud to spon­sor the FOX Piloting Innovation Award and honor UPS Flight Forward as its recip­i­ent,” says Sharri Berg COO, News & Operations, FOX Television Stations & EVP, News Operations, Fox News Channel.

We con­grat­u­late the UPS Flight Forward Team for this well-deserved recog­ni­tion, and we thank Fox Corporation for sup­port­ing our efforts to high­light female inclu­sive orga­ni­za­tions in the drone indus­try,” says Women and Drones CEO Sharon Rossmark.

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