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North focuses on the gender pay gap issue

The North P&I Club recently published a report focusing on the gender pay gap issue. Specifically, the report reminds how important is to have the right processes, values, behaviours and a supportive infrastructure in place for everyone that want to success.

Career Paths: Sofie Hebeltoft, DFDS

In our special column, we are pleased to host an interview with Mrs Sofie Hebeltoft, CSR Director, DFDS, who passionately discusses of her role in the CSR sector within the shipping industry. As she explains, working on CSR and sustainability has put a new dimension to her business life.

Panama Canal appoints its first woman Deputy Administrator

On January 1, 2020, engineer Ilya Espino de Marotta became the first woman to serve as the deputy administrator of the Panama Canal. Ms. Marotta has more than 30 years of experience in the Panama Canal in positions as executive manager of resource management and project controls before the Expansion Program.

SAMSA on historical step towards women in shipping

South Africa’s shipping sector took another step towards gender diversity in the industry, supporting women involvement, as the country dispatched an all-women cadet and training officers’ team on a three-month journey to Antarctica, playing a crucial role in women’s training and education.

WEF: Gender parity will not be achieved for 99.5 years

The World Economic Forum issued a report focusing on gender equality and the importance of parity in the economic and societal sectors, further examining gender gap prospects in the professions of the future. Yet, the report reveals that “gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years”, an issue which is apparent in many sectors, such as shipping, which still remains a male-dominant industry.

Princess cruises celebrates women of NASA in christening ceremony

Princess Cruises named its newest vessel, Sky Princess, celebrating the women of the US Space Program, specifically honoring two women of NASA for their accomplishments in the program. The two women celebrated for their achievements are Captain Kay Hire, and engineer Poppy Northcutt, who served as the godmothers of Sky Princess.

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