As the industry is struggling to cover its gender gap and significant skill shortage, many organizations seem ready to take a fresh approach to recruiting women. According to Dynama, the first place to start is establishing an accurate gender profile of the organization using workforce management technology.
Women in shipping
In a ceremony during Malta Maritime Summit, government representatives gathered with WISTA members to celebrate the first five Maltese female master mariners. Minister of Transport Ian Borg stressed that it becomes important to work hard and to reflect on how empowering women can be made possible.
Africa’s Blue Economy, job opportunities, mentorship, marine environmental protection and addressing gender-based violence, were addressed at the 9th regional conference of the Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, from 26 to 28 September.
On 26 September, the European Maritime Safety Authority’s (EMSA) Administrative Board nominated Ms. Maja Markovčić Kostelac as the next EMSA Executive Director. This follows a recent trend in the maritime industry which strives to enhance its gender diversity.
Women leaders from across the maritime business sectors will gather at the 2018 Sustainable Ocean Summit, at Hong Kong, from 14 to 16 November, in a high-level plenary discussion to advance women’s leadership in Corporate Ocean Responsibility.
This time in our special column, we are delighted to host an interview with Mrs Kjersti Kleven , co-owner and Chair of the Board of the Norwegian shipbuilding group KLEVEN. Being also chair of SEA Europe, she has the opportunity to meet qualified and interesting people and voice her arguments on the importance of maritime technology industry for Europe, she said.
Ana Paula Vitorino, Portugal’s Minister of the Sea at Portugal Shipping, announced the launch of WISTA Portugal, joining 44 other National WISTA Associations. The aim of the Portuguese NWA is to be a partner, for the promotion of Portugal’s “Blue Economy”.
The Taskforce behind efforts to address the lack of gender diversity in the UK maritime sector is to launch a new Charter. The Charter will create a framework to challenge companies to make progress on diversity, and will be supported by a suite of ‘toolkits’ or resources to help companies realise those targets.
Mrs. Carleen Lyden Walker has a dynamic presence in the industry and an outstanding career, receiving recognition for her active role in NAMEPA toward a sustainable marine environment; thus, we are very happy to host an interview with her this time on our Career Paths special column!
The German arm of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, WISTA Germany e.V, based in Hamburg, elected a new board of directors at the beginning of July, and for the first time a representative of Carnival Maritime, Cindy Paarmann, has taken a place on the board.
Whale populations are recovering according to IUCN17/11/2018
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Seychelles issues world’s first sovereign blue bond17/11/2018
US to grant Puerto Rico $28.9 million to prevent risk from natural disasters17/11/2018
EMSA: Overview of maritime casualties in 201716/11/2018
Awilco LNG: LNG trade has increased 6% in 201816/11/2018
Two ships collide off Borkum, Germany16/11/2018
USCG ceased ferry operation in South Carolina16/11/2018
Port of Savannah marks container moving record in October16/11/2018
BIMCO updates ship repair contracts16/11/2018