The maritime community joined in from all over the world to celebrate the first International Day for Women in Maritime on 18 May 2022.
Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2022: As part of the efforts to empower women within the strategic plan of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and to mark the International Day for Women in Maritime, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has launched the ‘She of Caliber’ initiative, which aims to empower women across all fields, particularly in the maritime sector. The initiative also aims to prepare and qualify women who are experts and capable of making a difference in the industry. This will help promote the growth of the maritime sector in the UAE, building on its leading global position.
RIYADH — Saudi Arabia participated in celebrating the International Women’s Day in the Maritime Sector, which falls on May 18 of each year, and approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2021 as an annual occasion, with the aim of introducing women’s achievements in the maritime sector
The U.S. Coast Guard is set to become the first U.S. military service with a female top officer. On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced that it has nominated Coast Guard vice commandant Adm. Linda F. Fagan to head the service as its 27th commandant.
While the shipping industry is not historically known for its successes at diversity, the industry continues to make progress with several new initiatives planned to further inclusion in shipping. Marking the occasion of the 2022 International Women’s Day, many shipping companies took the opportunity to highlight advancements made by women in all aspects of shipping while the International Maritime Organization, International Chamber of Shipping, Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International), and others launched initiatives to support the next generation of female seafarers.
Impressive credentials and a vast experience in the maritime industry have underlined the achievements of Effat Mostafa, Executive Director at Tactics Marketing Management and Managing Editor of Marasi News. Owing to her many accomplishments, Mostafa was recently awarded with “Female Rising Star” at the International Shiptek Maritime Awards 2022 ceremony which was held with strategic support from the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
President of Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) Barbados Chapter, Kemi Linton, says the roles for women in the maritime sector must be expanded.
Commodore Jude Terry broke a longstanding barrier Monday, becoming the the Royal Navy's first female rear admiral. After nearly 25 years of service around the globe, Rear Adm. Terry takes the helm as the service's Director of People and Training and Naval Secretary.
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.