Category: empowering woman

UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth

The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”. That’s according to the International Maritime Organization, IMO, which has made empowering women the theme for this year’s World Maritime Day,…

International Women’s Day – equality in the economy

International Women’s Day speech by Nautilus executive officer Sascha Meijer, at the Union’s annual digital women’s day lunch Monday 9 March 2020 Check against delivery Colleagues Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Women’s day is a day designated by the United Nations. Thousands events are organized today and the past…

Third officer Ellie Johnson offers insights for ‘summoning strength from within’ to break down barriers at sea

Oil sector third officer Ellie Johnson is a Careers at Sea Ambassador, a passionate promoter of the benefits of a maritime career, and adept at overcoming gender negativity. What is a typical day in your job? I am currently serving as a third officer on an oil shipping fleet. I have just returned from a…

Pay attention to equality ‘basics’ to encourage more women at sea, says ETO cadet Catherine Caseman

ETO cadet Catherine Caseman works on oil tankers. She says careers at sea could be more inclusive by getting the basics right – such a providing correctly fitting safety clothing, gender neutral documentation, and for companies to bring back support for chartership status. What is a typical day in your job? I have spent much…

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