United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary- General Ki Tack Lim pushed for the increased involvement of women in the seafaring industry saying they are the key to the growth of the industry.
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.
Captain Radhika Menon, the master of an oil tanker who led a dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal, was awarded the IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea on Monday.
At the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association conference aboard Koningsdam, Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford discussed challenges he's faced as an African American in the corporate world and urged WISTA members to find their own way to give a larger purpose to their professional achievements.
The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) is a worldwide networking and mentoring organization for women at the management level in the maritime 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.