In our special column for June, we are glad to host an interview with Daniela V. Fernadez, CEO at Sustainable Ocean Alliance who at the age of 19, she founded that organization with the vision to support and promote innovative solutions towards ocean sustainability.
women in shipping
In our special column for May, we are glad to host an interview with Nicole Rencoret, Head of Communications and Development, Sustainable Shipping Initiative who has an interesting and multi-national background before joining SSI. In her current role, she is excited to work with many stakeholders towards a more sustainable industry.
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.
The US Coast Guard has appointed Rear Adm. Melissa Bert to the post of judge advocate general and chief counsel, being the first woman to hold the service’s top legal position.
The UN issued a report examining how far the world has really come in terms of gender equality and women empowerment, since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years ago. The report finds faltering progress and highlights a lack of effective action to boost women’s representation in key decision-making.
In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Mrs Lena Dyring, Director, Cruise Operations, Norwegian Seafarers’ Union, who describes how she joined shipping industry, highlighting that her job gives her the opportunity not only to make a difference for seafarers but also for women seafarers in particular.
Similar to their male co-workers, women also feel isolated or lonely at sea. This may be exacerbated if they are the only woman onboard or they face gender-based discrimination due to forming part of a male-dominated industry.
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.
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