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Career Paths: Daniela Fernadez, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

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.

Career Paths: Nicole Rencoret, Sustainable Shipping Initiative

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 to boost diversity in maritime 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.

USCG appoints its first female chief counsel

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. 

UN report: Progress on gender equality remains slow

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.

Career Paths: Lena Dyring, Norwegian Seafarers’ Union

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.

Key health & safety concerns for women seafarers

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.

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