8 March. All across the globe, the ITF global family are celebrating the contribution of women transport workers to moving the world.
IMO welcomes this year’s United Nations theme for International Women’s Day 2021 of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”
The Swedish ferry company has increased the number of female managers it employs by an impressive 42% in only 5 years and has the ambitious target of ensuring they account for 30% of all management by the end of next year.
IMO will sponsor a number of women from developing countries to follow a new maritime leadership programme, as part of the Organization’s ongoing work to support gender diversity in the maritime sector.
Female leadership should be a priority for maritime businesses – particularly in the bunker industry – where women make up just nine percent of senior positions.
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.