Captain Radhika Menon, first woman captain of the Indian Merchant Navy will receive IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea, the government said on Saturday.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Martha Herb’s sense of adventure and purpose led her into a career very unconventional for women in the 1970s. At first she studied for an arts degree in English and French, and began teaching school. But then she visited a recruiter’s office, where the sight of an exciting diving photograph spoke to her.
The old San Francisco waterfront of tugboats, big steel launches and barges that can carry anything is alive and well, hidden in plain sight just south of the baseball park.
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Jennifer Boykin, vice president of engineering and design for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, is a recipient of a 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
In a rigidly traditional culture and industry, engineer is bucking the odds and carving out a successful career.
Staking their claim in the maritime industry has in many cases been a constant battle for women, as they often have to work twice as hard as men for their efforts to be recognised. However, women at Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH) Namibia are working and having fun in the maritime industry, despite finding themselves in a tough male-dominated industry.
Frances Keeler, Senior Counsel, Clyde & Co US LLP, might not necessarily be your typical ‘maritime professional’ but what she does on a daily basis is no less important to the waterfront – and the environment – than, for example, anything the builder of the best designed vessel in service today can put together. That’s because Keeler represents clients before various regulatory entities including the US EPA, California Air Resources Board and the local air pollution agencies on rule development, compliance issues, state and federal Clean Air Acts; district, state and federal regulatory development; Title V and equipment permitting, credit trading, global climate change.
Jane Smallman CSci CMarSci FIMarEST was appointed 114th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at its 127th Annual General Meeting on Friday March 18, 2016. Smallman is the first woman to hold the position in the Institute’s 127-year history.
Looking out over the deck of the lake freighter Edwin H. Gott, Ellora Hammerberg surveyed a landscape just outside Detroit that was blackened with the soot and oil of industry.
The Secretary of State for Fisheries, Maria Antónia Nelumba, guaranteed on Monday in Luanda that the Angolan government is working for the women's empowerment in maritime and fisheries sectors.
Karin Orsel, President of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) announced the formation of the 36th National WISTA Association with the launch of WISTA Brazil. WISTA Brazil became official at an event attended by 44 founding members.
Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he hopes to see more young women in the Cayman Islands make use of education-based government funding to consider maritime careers. Speaking at the inaugural Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) conference this week, he said, “This year government appropriated $152 million, or about US$190 million, for education purposes, which includes scholarships … I would be more than pleased if our young people saw fit to tap into this funding to pursue careers in the maritime industry.”
She chose a battle against the constraints of traditions, suspicions and mockery to pursue her dream career in one of many fields still labeled as “a men-only zone” in Egyptian culture.