Female leaders of the island’s shipping industry have launched a Bermuda chapter of the WISTA. Bermuda is the 40th country to join the global organisation, whose members are women in management positions in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide.
Women in shipping
Work to support women in the Caribbean maritime industry is underway with the first conference of the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean. The conference is drafting a strategic and regional agenda to support WiMAC’s mission to foster the development and participation of women in the maritime sector and contribute to the growth of the industry within the region.
With its Signature leadership course and the new Danish Diversity Council, the Maersk Group is forming cross-industry networks to tackle gender diversity.
Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya, is to receive the 2016 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for her role in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous seas.
IMO video reports on continuing efforts by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Maritime University (WMU) to promote the advancement of women in shipping.
Two local women are breaking new ground in the maritime industry, in the Torres Strait region.
Port of Long Beach held an event to celebrate women in international trade and to spotlight the career paths to maritime industry jobs.
Human Rights at Sea announced two new work areas covering Gender and LGBT issues .
On 22-23 September 2015 a round table meeting took place in St Petersburg, Russia to look at what motivates women to embark upon a career in challenging professions, such as at sea and in space, that have been traditionally the preserve of men.
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