International Women’s Day 2017 – Women drone pilots
International Women’s Day 2017
International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the struggle for women’s rights and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Progress is slow in many places across the world, urging leaders such as Michelle Obama to comment “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens”
Huge strides have been made across Australia but gender parity still does not exist.
Many women who leave full time employment to rear children realize they have a resource that ought to be deployed outside of the home in a professional field, even on a part time basis.
Becoming a professional drone pilot and developing a drone business can give women the career and lifestyle to accommodate family and financial needs.
Women make excellent drone pilots; being extremely thorough, considerate and extremely safe operators.
Global Drone Solutions regularly has female students gaining their CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) certified Remote Pilots licence (RePL). These women have gone on to develop businesses using drones in such diverse fields as project geology, environmental analysis and viticulture monitoring.
Initially it seemed a very bold step for these women, but gaining a remote pilots licence has allowed them to offer clients an extra dimension to existing professional qualifications.
This year the International Women’s Day foundation is encouraging everyone to “Be bold for change”.
Mao Zse Tung realised decades ago that China could not prosper and grow if it did not encourage and utilise the resources that women had to offer. He powerfully stated “Women hold up half the sky”.
Today while across the world some women struggle for their patch of sky, Global Drones Solutions are enabling women to take to the skies and thrive.