Sally French


If you spot a drone in the sky and the pilot on the ground stands tall at 4’10”, is wearing a sundress and has a cup of coffee nearby, then you’ve probably found Drone Girl. Drone Girl is the web, drone-flying persona of Sally French, a southern California native, journalist and “geek girl” who loves drones. Her work has been published in major news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, NPR, CNN, The BBC, Forbes, The Economist and the Orange County Register. She is a renowned public speaker in drones. She has spoken at South by Southwest (SXSW), Harvard Business School and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ “Engineering + Entrepreneurship Making Robotics Fly” event, and has led multiple seminars at conferences including InterDrone and the Commercial UAV Expo. Sally was also named one of Fortune Magazine’s “4 top women shaping the drone industry.”

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