Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is considering hiring the first female chief financial officer in the company, as part of its overall efforts to enable women participation in the maritime sector and especially in top management, in a time when shipping still seems to be by far a male-dominated sector.
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More women are deciding to join the Philippine maritime industry as seafarers. This caused the productivity to improve and shows the country’s attempt to promote gender equality in the maritime sector. The National Maritime Polytechnic tries to promote gender equality in the maritime sector, and address the low level of awareness.
This is a story of what a woman in maritime can do; a pathway towards overtaking the difficult conditions navigating the male-dominated maritime industry. From the importance of mentoring to the need for equal training.
Sexual harassment irrespective of what, how and against whom, is against the law; the victim and the perpetrator can be males or females, of the same or opposite sex. What is the shipping industry’s adjustment to this topic?
Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy, became the fourth active female surfman in USCG, after receiving the surfman designation, the highest certification in US Coast Guard small boat operation, which allows rescue boat coxswains to operate in extreme weather and sea conditions.
Equality is one of the fundamental values on which the European Union is built. Gender-based violence, including sexual harassment, is one of the most extreme manifestations of inequality and discrimination. A recently-published booklet indicated sexual harassment among the top five reasons why women avoid to follow seafaring careers.
WISTA announced the formation of its Diversity Committee, a member-driven project to focus on providing practical solutions to increase opportunities for gender diversity in the maritime industry. The committee works as part of WISTA International’s 2018 theme: The Women Who Move the World.
Gone is the myth that ‘women are bad luck at sea’. Living in the twenty-first century, we clearly understand that it is just a superstition. Several organizations have set the ground in the last decade for creating a greater awareness towards acceptance of women in the industry.
Maritime subjects are set to be included on a new Leadership in the Public Sector course being developed by the training arm of the UN system, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. This was decided during a UNITAR meeting at IMO Headquarters, London, where a task force, including IMO, was created to develop the course.
Nicole Langosch has been appointed as captain in the vessel AIDAsol. As a result she became the first woman in the position of captain in the AIDA fleet. Currently, AIDA Cruises employs 14 female nautical officers aboard its fleet.
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