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“Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers, “says Josh Bersin, leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning.
Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship ‘Celebrity Edge’ was named by the Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, in a ceremony held Tuesday in Florida. Celebrity Edge is the company’s first new ship in six years and first new ship series in more than a decade. The ship’s highlight is that it has set a landmark with the major involvement of women in its development and manning.
There is no doubt that in the future shipping industry, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, cruise, renewable energy, ports, dredging etc. will need more women in leadership roles. Therefore, we prepared a quick guide on how to improve women leadership in the ocean community.
A group of major British businesses and trade bodies gathered on 6 July in Southampton, to ink a new charter aimed at tackling gender diversity in the maritime sector. The parties signed the ‘Women in Maritime pledge’, a statement of intent to improve fairness, equality and inclusion in the sector.
On International Women’s Day, 8 March, Southampton-based ferry operator Red Funnel appointed Alice Duncan as its first female captain. Ms. Duncan started her cadetship at the age of 18, and joined Red Funnel five years ago. Alice Duncan stated that she is very proud and noted that the shipping industry needs more women.
IMO organized a two-week training course for female officials from maritime and port authorities of developing countries, took place in Le Havre, France from 11 to 22 June. 23 female officials from 14 developing countries participated, enhancing their knowledge of port management and operational efficiency.
Aiming to promote equal gender opportunities to all its employees and as part of its corporate culture, Hellenic Seaways, the Greek coastal ferry operator, announced the appointment of the first female First Engineer onboard a merchant ship in Greece. Theano Sileloglou belongs to the human resources of Hellenic Seaways since 2010.
Women in maritime are contributing greatly to the maritime transport sector. This was the message of Helen Buni from IMO’s gender program as she opened the second regional conference for Pacific Women in Maritime held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, from 26 – 28 of April. The conference emphasized the significant progress made by the women in maritime association (WIMA) in the Pacific
A regional conference on women in the maritime sector took place in Dili, Timor Leste, on 6-9 November, under the theme: Transitioning from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals. The event gathers members of the Women in Maritime Associations for Asia from 22 Asian countries.
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