eVTOL aircraft developer Wisk, the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM) and Women and Drones will lead an online discussion about the steps needed to make advanced air mobility a success.

Taking place on May 20th from 9am PT/12noon ET, the 90-minute event will feature some of the industry’s most influential women and starts with a keynote fireside chat between Anna Kominik, Wisk’s Asia Pacific Region Director and Sharon Rossmark, CEO of Women and Drones.

Before joining Wisk, Kominik held senior management roles in the public and private sectors working across Australasia and served as a consultant to boards, governments and the aviation sector.

She is currently the independent Chair of the Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) and sits on the board of the New Zealand United States Business Council and the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts. Anna is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and was a recipient of the Commonwealth Foundation Emerging Pacific Leaders Scholarship.

As CEO of Women and Drones, Rossmark leads the network which brings together women from around the world to help them connect and succeed in the drone industry. It is currently receiving nominations for this year’s Women to Watch in UAS Global Awards, which are now in its fifth year. Entries need to be submitted by 11.59pm CST this Friday, May 14th.

Following the keynote chat, the event will then break out into four discussions covering opportunities in the advanced air mobility industry. ‘Careers in AAM’ will feature Chantal Boucher of Bell Helicopter Textron, Sanja Boskovic of the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Dominique Sauve of the Canadian Mobility & Aerospace Institute, Mariya Ilina of Flight Crowd and Dawn Zoldi, of P3 Tech Consulting.

‘Bringing People to the Table’, will consist of Danielle McLean from Happy Takeoff, Adrienne Lindgren of Hyundai, Jeannie Lam from Wisk, Courtney Gill from the World Economic Forum and Mike Hirschberg of the Vertical Flight Society, who is the token Male.

Yolanka Wulff from the Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI), Tricia Gadsden of Deloitte, Chelsey Wright of Elevate Aviation, Francine Schulz of Hamburg Aviation and Natasha Gagnon of Ontario Aerospace Council will be discussing ‘Lessons from Aviation’.

While Marlene Conway Diels from the Diversity Development Network, Mariya Tarabanovska of Flight Crowd, Felisa Zhang from Archer Aviation, Maurren Geddes from Geddes Global and Janet Wardie of MHI Canada Aerospace will lead the conversation titled ‘Inclusive is Profitable’.

This event is part of CAAM’s Annual Uplift event series, to help advance efforts to build the most successful future possible. This includes a strong commitment to equity and diversity. Upcoming talks will be focused around the inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community in advanced air mobility.

This talk is scheduled to take place on August 19th, while a conversation involving indigenous people in the industry is set to take place on November 18th.

Registration for the event on May 20th is free, with attendees being able to submit their questions ahead of time. To reserve your space, click here.