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Nigeria: More women should enter maritime sector

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman called stakeholders in maritime to include more women in professional services. She highlighted that the increase of women in the sector would erase the ‘unfair’ balance in the sector. 

Ghana encourages secondary-school girls follow a shipping career

The Ghana Maritime Authority together with the Women in Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA Ghana) have met with girls from secondary schools in the Accra Metropolis, aiming to educate and inspire them to take advantage of career opportunities within the industry.

Career Paths: Dana Jongens, Inmarsat

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Dana Jongens, Business Development Manager Maritime at Inmarsat, who says that although shipping is not the most progressive sector, there’s still room for improvement. Ms Jongens shares hes inspiration to change the industry’s reputation and make it more appealing.

New Zealand commits to empowering women

The maritime industry in New Zealand is committed to working to empower women in the industry. For this reason, Maritime NZ Board commemorated this year’s World Maritime Day “Empowering women in the maritime community.”

CLIA honours women leaders in cruise sector

Honoring the World Maritime Day, themed ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, CLIA presents some of its most important members of its team, raising awareness of the importance of diversity and gender equality in the cruise industry as well as highlight the significant contributions of women at the helm of cruise leadership.

Sadan Kaptanoglu receives SAFETY4SEA Personality Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Dr. Sadan Kaptanoglu, President, BIMCO has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Personality Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.

Watch: Panama Canal’s tribute to women

Honoring the World Maritime Day, themed ‘Empowering Women in the Maritime Community’, the Panama Canal presents some of its most important members of its team, who hold key positions, from overseeing operations on the ground to representing the Canal abroad. 

Do’s and Don’ts leaders should keep in mind

Leadership is one of the most critical components to overall effectiveness, either the effectiveness regards the safety of a ship at sea or the overall efficiency of a company on shore. But what exactly is leadership and what makes a proper leader? And which leadership model is effective when it comes to today’s complex environment?

18 women’s thoughts for an exciting career in shipping

The global movement for gender equality and women’s empowerment has broken new ground in recent years, making headlines in all sectors and in maritime industry as well. Implementing strategies and initiatives that enable the industry to embrace the gender diversity is critical nowadays more than ever!

Why shipping needs to take the lead in diversity and inclusion

Heidi Heseltine, Co-Founder of the Diversity Study Group, introduces us the objectives of this new organization which is first to champion diversity and inclusion within maritime industry. The employment landscape is dynamic, and thus we need to embrace a new way of thinking to develop diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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