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”.
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Men vs women leaders; same responsibilities, different lead styles shaping how they run their teams. Are we talking about another gender battle? And who wins?
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.
Eirini Argiri became the first woman head of port authority in Greece. Namely, Ms. Argiri will be the head of port authority in the Greek island of Chios.
Eirini Argiri has studied Chemical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), and has a Master in Mechanical Engineering from NTUA as well.
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.
At the 120th session of its Council meeting in London, IMO selected the “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019, in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
IMO’s governing body, the IMO Council, approved the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association International’s application for consultative status on 5 July 2018. WISTA will use its consultative status to promote diversity and enhance women’s empowerment. Currently, women seafarers constitute only 2% of the total number of seafarers worldwide.
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