Only 10 days until our International Day for Women in Maritime celebration on 18 May. Let's hear from the women leaders making a real difference in the industry. #WomenInMaritimeDay pic.twitter.com/NFXMHRZ8W0
— IMO (@IMOHQ) May 9, 2022
With only 10 days until the International Day for Women in Maritime celebration on 18 May, IMO gives the stage to women leaders making a real difference in shipping, to share their professional experience.
peaking about her experience at IMO, Mayte Medina, Chair of IMO Maritime Safety Committee, said that her most enjoyable aspect of her role is knowing the people.
When i say knowing, i am talking about the delegates from the different countries and organisations. Also knowing that the problem that a major country has is the same problem that a smaller country has. That is the ability to share information
In addition, Ms. Medina also shared that the first time she showed up at IMO, there were three women in the room. Now she says that there are several women when they make these meetings, and most of them are in the speaking position.
The IMO International Day for Women in Maritime is observed on 18 May every year. The first day is being held in 2022.
The day celebrates women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the profile of women in maritime, strengthen IMO’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support work to address the current gender imbalance in maritime.
An international symposium with the theme: Training-Visibility-Recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment, will be held virtually on 18 May 2022.
The symposium will highlight the need for women to be more visible and mainstreamed in the maritime community, on board ships and throughout the sector as a whole, and more widely in representation at decision-making levels. The symposium will also address skills development for women in the maritime sector.
In addition, the logo concept “Symbol of Women in Maritime” derives from merging the female gender symbol and iconic maritime anchor symbol.