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First woman head of port authority in Greece

Eirini Argiri became the first woman head of port authority in Greece. Namely, Ms. Argiri will be the head of port authority in the Greek island of Chios.
Eirini Argiri has studied Chemical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and has a Master in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA as well.

UK maritime leaders sign gender equality pledge

A group of major British businesses and trade bodies gathered on 6 July in Southampton, to ink a new charter aimed at tackling gender diversity in the maritime sector. The parties signed the ‘Women in Maritime pledge’, a statement of intent to improve fairness, equality and inclusion in the sector.

Career Paths: Jenny N. Braat, Danish Maritime

Mrs Braat advises us to identify which education really suits to each individual to accomplish much more and avoid making decisions without thinking about the future. For  the maritime industry, she would like to see a change in perception; collaboration and responsibility are needed toward industry’s rapid developments. 

Red Funnel appoints its first woman captain

On International Women’s Day, 8 March, Southampton-based ferry operator Red Funnel appointed Alice Duncan as its first female captain. Ms. Duncan started her cadetship at the age of 18, and joined Red Funnel five years ago. Alice Duncan stated that she is very proud and noted that the shipping industry needs more women.

WISTA receives IMO consultative status

IMO’s governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association International’s application for consultative status on 5 July 2018. WISTA will use its consultative status to promote diversity and enhance women’s empowerment. Currently, women seafarers constitute only 2% of the total number of seafarers worldwide.

ETF, ECSA discuss solutions to attract women in shipping industry

The European Transport Workers Federation and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations have discussed possible solutions to increase women’s participation in the shipping industry in Europe. Today, women amount for 2% of the seafaring workforce available for the EU fleet.

IMO workshop supports women in port management

IMO organized a two-week training course for female officials from maritime and port authorities of developing countries, took place in Le Havre, France from 11 to 22 June. 23 female officials from 14 developing countries participated, enhancing their knowledge of port management and operational efficiency.

Gender inequality in ONG: Mind the gap

Women in ONG can be a game changer and drive inclusive growth. As well as in all sectors, gender balanced business units in offshore industry may show innovation and progress; better employee engagement; improved organizational performance; creativity in decision making and morale; better client retention and increased profits.


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