Maritime UK recently announced the launch of its new ” Diversity in Maritime program”. In fact, the initiative goals to see the establishment of networks across diversity challenge areas, involving the existing Women in Maritime Network.
In efforts to achieve gender equality on a global scale, the United Nations issued a report, revealing that according to 2019’s data, fewer companies had been setting goals and targets to achieve equality, while even more companies have been reporting progress.
ECSA expressed its support for a gender-balanced shipping industry during the European Shipping Week, highlighting the importance of women in shipping and promotion of gender diversity.
The London Port Authority (LPA) issued a statement informing that they join the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the fight for more diversity and equality in the male-dominant shipping industry.
During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Natalie Shaw, Director Employment Affairs, ICS, opened the second panel discussing age discrimination, which is a potential form of unfair treatment at work, given that the age gap between employees in the workplace can now be as much as 50 years.
Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University (WMU) spoke during the European Shipping Week (ESW) with a keynote address on Gender diversity: Better for People, Better for the Profession, Better for the Industry.
Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) supports female seafarers to achieve their Certificates of Competency (CoC), Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) and Certificates of Endorsement (CoE) as part of the IMO’s continuing drive to empower women working in the maritime sector.
On the sidelines of the European Shipping Week 2020, Danish Shipping discussed the importance of more women onboard vessels and in the shipping industry, referring to ECSA’s goal on getting more women onboard. Anne Windfeldt Trolle, Executive Director, Danish Shipping, spoke during the event to discuss about the initiatives launched to increase the number of women in the maritime sector.
The shipping industry is making efforts to boost women presence in the male-dominant industry, backed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that selected “Empowering women in the Maritime Community” as the theme for 2019.
What comes first in mind when you think about leadership? Power, motivation, high status? Well, they are a part of leadership, but very often we forget one vital part; diversity. Today, we are experiencing the first steps of increased diversity in the workplace, as people are starting to realize that maybe we are more similar than we think.
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