She Flies

Increasing the number of women in Drones, Aviation and Space.
She Flies – because she can.

She Flies is Girl Geek Academy’s initiative to generate conversation around gender equality in drones, space and aviation. This suite of programs was created to inspire and provide a platform for change to occur.

There are amazing women who are working hard to forge pathways and opportunities for others in the space industry. We want to celebrate their achievements and highlight the achievements of those on the way up. We want to showcase and recognise the accomplisments of those that have come before us.


Drones do more than just fly. We are working to support the growing number of women using drones for business, education, recreation and creativity. Our She Flies program involves building capacity and technical capabilities whilst increasing women representation and sparking interest in STEM.


Women currently account for only around three per cent of pilots and one per cent of aircraft engineers in the aviation industry globally and we’re going to help change this. There’s a world of opportunities for women in aviation and not just for pilots. We want to encourage more women to pursue careers in all elements of the aviation sector.

Meet our champions

Dark Shadows CEO Casey Thomas created the game Drone Legion – The game is an interactive virtual reality (VR) drone racing simulator, based on the increasingly popular sport of drone racing, which involves tiny quadcopters with cameras racing around courses and obstacles at speeds up to 150km/h. Spectacular crashes are common. The game has been featured by the AFL at an esport mini tournaments, the Melbourne Open tournament and many other sporting events.

World of Drones

Dr Catherine Ball is an author, founder, and ethics advocate working across global projects where robotics and new technology meet environmental protection. Her company World Of Drones Education seeks to empower, educate, and lift teachers and educators, industry and academia with friendly, approachable, and free resources and networking.

A sought after voice in industry, Dr Ball is now working with the application of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) aka drone technology across remote communities, schools, industry, and citizen scientists. Dr Ball is leading the call for discussions around the ethics of spatial data, and commercial drone operations.


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