Salmon farmer Mowi Scotland has appointed its first full-time female deckhand. Eleanor Lawrie joined as a farm technician but is now part of a workboat crew, operating along the west coast.
Opening career pathways and providing equal opportunities for women is the focus of a world-first initiative that sees an all-female deck crew set off on their first fishing trip on a tuna longline vessel, today.
● Al Malek: Our female professionals have played a massive role in cementing the country’s position as a leading global maritime hub
● Al Kaabi: Our active involvement and initiatives have helped us create an inclusive and secure environment for women to engage in maritime activities, including seafaring and shipbuilding
The Dubai Maritime City Authority at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation has conducted its training program specialized in qualifying women to obtain a license to drive a marine craft in Dubai waters.
On 30 May 2022, women professionals from Black and Caspian Sea ports joined the first online session of the OSCE-IPER Women in Port Management training course to strengthen their professional skills and advance their careers in the logistics and maritime sectors.
The ambitious target is part of Horizon, a new collaboration with The Magenta Project, World Sailing Trust and PA Consulting, dedicated to increasing the number of women in professional sailing. The group is calling on the sailing, marine and sports industries to join them in helping to accelerate accessibility for women. Nearly 60% of women in sailing have faced gender discrimination*.
In the path towards gender equality the industry needs to start hiring leaders not “managers,” make gender sensitization training mandatory, create visibility of careers within shipping in schools and draft clear policies and guidelines which can be effectively implemented
MANAMA: Asry, Gulf’s leading maritime repair and fabrication facility, celebrated working women in conjunction with the International Day for Women in Maritime at the company’s headquarters in Hidd, in appreciation of women’s distinguished role and remarkable contributions to the maritime industry. Attended by the company’s managing director Mazen Matar and chief financial officer Sahar Ataeei along with other officials the celebration was held with the aim of spotlighting women as key partners in the company’s success .
The two entities will encourage the equal participation of women in maritime education, training and research
Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2022: The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and The Arab Women in Maritime Association (AWIMA) signed an MoU at IMO HQ in London to explore opportunities for women’s participation within the academic sphere and thereafter to amplify the success of the regional maritime sector. The agreement is in alignment with International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) efforts to create gender equity in the maritime industry globally and United Nations’ (UN) 5th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
Women In Maritime Africa (WIMAFRICA), a continental body of African Women in the Maritime industry has debuted to promote female gender participation in Nigeria's shipping sector.
Thanks to International Maritime Organization (IMO) funding, the association was able to meet and discuss the regional strategy for Pacific women in the maritime sector, e launching their new website and collaborating with the World Maritime University`s Women’s Association.
In a report published and to be introduced at a meeting today, the group of Women in the Energy Industry in Iceland, highlights the current position of women in Iceland’s energy sector.
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime received the prestigious “Woman of the Decade in Innovation and Leadership” Award at the Annual Women Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India on 8th May. The main theme for WEF 17 was “Creating, Innovating, Understanding and Driving the Future.”
As Kelley Watson supervised the sanding, sawing, drilling and hammering of her students in the maritime career and technical education (CTE) classes at Port Townsend High School, she, and they, reflected on what the program means for the next generations in the maritime industry.
DP World is committed to empowering women in the Ports and Shipping industry across geographies. Through progressive companywide initiatives, female headcount within the region has doubled in the last 3 years. DP World has immensely contributed to a paradigm shift in this industry wherein a growing number of women are welcomed and awarded leadership roles within the industry.
Nearly thirty years after it steered the first all-female crew around the world’s oceans, one of Britain’s most famous yachts, Maiden, is finally returning home after being rescued from a mouldering shipyard in the Indian Ocean.