Women are challenging the glass ceiling in the UAV sector

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Unmanned vehicles specialist Consortiq is backing women to play an increasingly important role in the UAV industry as it develops.

While the company believes that the sector is somewhat male-dominated, it is predicting that the number of females being recruited to the UAV industry will experience rapid growth.

Miriam Hinthorn, US operations manager at Consortiq, recently spoke on Woman’s Hour on the BBC Radio 4 about the rise of women within the industry.

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She said: “Regulations are extremely important and beyond governmental regulations every organisation has to have very robust protocol for deploying drones in their organisation. Any time that you’re talking about lots of decisions being made by groups of leaders, we know, it has been scientifically proven that whether by nature or nurture there are pretty notable differences between how males and females evaluate and take risks.

“Anytime that you’re making pretty important decisions and setting precedents in uncharted territory, you want to have a balanced group and balanced set of opinion.”

Hinthorn’s interview on BBC Radio 4 can be listened to below.

 

 

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