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Celebrating Women in Shipping

No matter their achievements in the maritime sector, women make up only an estimated 2% of the world’s maritime workforce and that’s mainly the aftereffect of a potential discrimination or harassment that they face when getting into seafaring work. IMO together with other maritime organizations have contributed to empower women in the shipping. But, why shipping needs more women and why are they refraining from entering the industry?

Women shipping executives launch WISTA Bermuda

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.

Supporting maritime women of the Caribbean

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.

Maersk drives women to the top

With its Signature leadership course and the new Danish Diversity Council, the Maersk Group is forming cross-industry networks to tackle gender diversity.

Women leaders in the maritime world

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.


Should BWM training be a mandatory requirement?

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