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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.

Women in Shipping Watch – Expert thinking on the gender perspective in leadership

For some, leadership is motivation, for others inspiration. Until recently, women were rarely seen in senior leadership positions as these positions have predominantly been held by men and men were therefore stereotyped to be more effective leaders.  Research has examined whether or not there are sex differences in leadership; what it is evident, whatsoever, is that a lot of progress has been made on our professional lives over the last 50 years, bridging the gap between males and females.

How do woman leaders affect business and management

Leaders from across Asia and the Pacific, including government, unions, business, and academia, highlighted “game-changing” areas which can transform the future of work for women in Asia and the Pacific. This infographic outlines that gender equality and women’s empowerment have implications for growth and development.

IMO, UNODC, OEF focus on women in maritime security

IMO, the One Earth Future foundation, and the UNODC hosted “Women, Peace, and Maritime Security: Equal Opportunities in Maritime Security”, at IMO Headquarters, on 24 May. The event brought together experts from the maritime and security sector to discuss the importance of women in maritime security.

MOL’s women officers describe the maritime industry to students

MOL announced that on Saturday, May 12, along with the Japanese Shipowners’ Association, it assigned its women officers to conduct a round-table discussion for about 30 students at Seisho Senior High School in Nara Prefecture, in an effort to encourage young people in Japan to consider a career at the maritime industry.

Papua New Guinea encourages women to choose maritime sector

Papua New Guinea supported a two year pilot project in the country, to attract more women in the transport sector. This is an attempt by the country to comply with the UN Sustainable Goals. Especially, these policies are responding to the United Nation’s sustainable development goal 5. This goal wants to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Career Paths: Annette Stube, A.P. Moller – Maersk

Having a 20-year experience with corporate sustainability and being influenced by the Head of Sustainability and Innovation at Nike, Mrs. Stube is feeling very privileged to work with Maersk, due to its ‘vast reach and strong leadership mindset’.

Greek ferry operator appoints first woman as Chief Engineer

Aiming to promote equal gender opportunities to all its employees and as part of its corporate culture, Hellenic Seaways, the Greek coastal ferry operator, announced the appointment of the first female First Engineer onboard a merchant ship in Greece. Theano Sileloglou belongs to the human resources of Hellenic Seaways since 2010.

Career Paths: Despina Theodosiou, Tototheo Maritime

Mrs Theodosiou shares one of the best advice she has ever received which has helped her since the beggining of her career, while when someone once told her to ‘give it up’ she refused to take these words into consideration. To the opposite, ‘be ambitious, decide what you want to do and pursue it’, are worthwhile beliefs.


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