If you’ve been to any drone event, you’ve probably seen a Go Professional case — maybe the hard shell DJI Inspire 1 case, or the backpack for the Phantom. The company makes cases for drones, GoPros and any customer orders. The company is known for talking with people about protecting copters and getting involved at different events.
Meet one of the women behind Go Professional Cases, whom we caught up with at International Drone Day in Las Vegas, Nevada, Customer Service Manager Julia Verduzco.
Julia Verduzco: I actually had a friend that needed help at GoProfessional Cases, when it was just open for maybe 6 months. The business was booming. They brought me in for data entry. A week later, I started building cases, getting involved learning about drones, accessories, customer service and traveling to different cities for shows.
DG: Did you know about drones before that?
JV: I knew about the RC hobby. My husband is into RC cars. I have RC cars, wheels and batteries all over my house. I knew about little drones you could buy at hobby stores.
But my eyes just blew up seeing these ones, like the Phantoms and then when the S1000 came out it just blew my mind. I wanted to know more. I wanted to know people that fly, and it’s just crazy.
DG: What’s it like being a woman in the drone industry?
JV: It is a male-dominated industry, but getting to know the women is great. We’re focusing on marketing and getting women involved with that, because we need to get more women involved in the industry.
DG: Why is it important to market to women in the drone industry?
JV: We want to show that drones are not just for men. It’s for women, it’s for children. For everybody, drones are good. They can save lives. Yes it’s fun, and yes it’s a toy, but we want it to be that drones are going to be needed in the future.