Women in Maritime

  • Royal Navy appoints its first female Admiral

    For the first time in the centuries-long history of the Royal Navy, a female officer will be appointed to the rank of admiral. Commodore Jude Terry, who has served for nearly a quarter of a century, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral – making her the most senior woman in the Royal Navy, past or present.


  • Britannia P&I appoints general manager for B...

    Britannia P&I has appointed Kate Kim as B Korea’s General Manager. She will take up her position on 1 May 2021 where her key focus will be to build and further strengthen relationships with Members and provide them with tailored, high quality services.


  • White House nominates USCG's first female...

    The White House has nominated Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan to be the next Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, marking the first time that a woman is set to become a four-star admiral in the service. 


  • Virgin Voyages forges ahead with third cruise ship

    The new cruise line Virgin Voyages may have had its operations delayed by the pandemic, but it is still moving ahead with a planned four-ship series. On Monday, in honor of International Women's Day, the company announced that its third vessel will deliver next summer and will take a name that aligns with the times.


  • Aker Solutions names EVP for sustainability

    Norwegian offshore energy services company Aker Solutions has appointed Marianne Hagen has been appointed executive vice president for sustainability and communications in a push to expand its work on sustainability.


  • Ingalls Shipbuilding appoints its first female...

    Huntington Ingalls Industries has appointed naval architect Kari Wilkinson as president of its Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the largest employer in the state. She will be the first female leader at the division, and her appointment was announced just ahead of International Women's Day. 


  • Egypt’s Minister of Immigration & Egyptian...

    Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration & Egyptian Expatriates Affairs received young Egyptian woman, Effat Mostafa, who was ranked among the list of 100 most powerful Arab personalities under the age of forty, and the only Arab official specialized in maritime media, as she has extensive experience in the maritime sector, and a proven record of success and achievements. Her several academic achievements in this important field will be celebrated through her participation in the "Egyptian woman worth 100 men" initiative.


Top 3 female lawyers honoured

Three distinguished female lawyers have been honoured for their various roles in the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire at the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), which Ghana won.


India: Women no more at sea in the shipping industry

Sangeeta Sharma, a Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) veteran of 32 years, has been picked by the government headhunter Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), to run the State-run ocean carrier’s liner and passenger services unit, as more women break the glass ceiling to occupy leadership roles in an industry traditionally dominated by men.