In honor of December 10 marking the Human Rights Day, United Nations Women published an infographic presenting the women’s place, their abilities and the future awaiting.
Women in shipping
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.
During its 31st session, November 25 to December 4, the IMO adopted a resolution on “Preserving the Legacy of the World Maritime Theme for 2019 and achieving a Barrier-Free Working Environment for Women in the Maritime Sector”.
The International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) now joins the IAPH’s “World Ports Sustainability Program” as a partner. Through the program, women working in Harbor Master Divisions at the world’s ports, have the opportunity to be guided by some of the industry’s most experienced male and female professionals.
After noticing a lack of opportunities for women to network with others during industry events, Sarah Louise Howell, Marketing Communications Manager, ExxonMobil LNG and Tracy Lothian, Senior Vice President, Rovuma LNG Marketing, came together to discuss what ExxonMobil could do differently. The end result was the Power Play initiative, which aims to change the way people view diversity in the industry.
Our special column asked from the winners of the first CAREER4SEA – EUROPORT Awards, which were announced in early November on the sidelines of EUROPORT, to suggest ways in order to support gender diversity in shipping and give motives to younger generations for investing in a career in the industry.
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA International and CEO of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, a leading global supplier of advanced maritime technology and services, spoke to Nor-Shipping, after being elected to a second two-year term as WISTA International President, arguing that the changing world, defined by changing technology, demands a changing maritime workforce.
WISTA Hellas conducted its Annual Forum on November 5, focusing on the sanctions that are being imposed today, the development of digitalization, as well as the role of women in shipping and the importance of boosting their presence in the sector.
The US Coast Guard, in celebration of women in shipping, launched a special edition of its “Proceedings” series, featuring the contributions of women in the US maritime, highlighting the importance of gender equality.
During the IMO’s 31st Assembly session, shipping stakeholders gathered to discuss about the path towards the 2020 sulphur cap, with the Secretary General’s, Kitack Lim, opening speech calling for concrete action to tackle climate change.
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