When Melanie applied for the job as a Contract Manager in Höegh Autoliners; she overcame her biases and met a shipping company different from what she had imagined it to be.
Though the maritime industry is seeing a shift in diversity and is beginning to put gender on the agenda, the absence of images showing women in action remains an issue.
A resolution drafted by the ITF, the WISTA International, and several countries at the IMO has led to an initiative to increase the number of women working in the maritime sector.
While progress has been made, the reality is that only 2% of the world’s mariners are women. But not at Celebrity Cruises. The modern luxury brand is leading the industry into a more diverse future with their bold initiatives to #BRIDGEthegap.
On 28 to 31 October 2019, the IOPC met at the International Maritime Organization headquarter in London, with BIMCO represented as an observer delegation.
Women from across the globe are giving an insight into their work, aspirations, how IMO’s Women in Maritime Programme has supported them – and their top tips for current and aspiring female maritime professionals.
The issue of Gender Inequality is older than you and I reading this. What started on a social level has percolated deep into the corporate echelons, including the Maritime sector.