Women in Maritime

  • Woman at the helm

    ​Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Martha Herb’s sense of adventure and purpose led her into a career very unconventional for women in the 1970s. At first she studied for an arts degree in English and French, and began teaching school. But then she visited a recruiter’s office, where the sight of an exciting diving photograph spoke to her.

  • Newport News Shipbuilding Vice President Honored...

    Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Jennifer Boykin, vice president of engineering and design for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, is a recipient of a 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Award.

  • Women ride the maritime career wave

    Staking their claim in the maritime industry has in many cases been a constant battle for women, as they often have to work twice as hard as men for their efforts to be recognised. However, women at Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH) Namibia are working and having fun in the maritime industry, despite finding themselves in a tough male-dominated industry.

  • MarPro Profile: Frances L. Keeler

    Frances Keeler, Senior Counsel, Clyde & Co US LLP, might not necessarily be your typical ‘maritime professional’ but what she does on a daily basis is no less important to the waterfront – and the environment – than, for example, anything the builder of the best designed vessel in service today can put together. That’s because Keeler represents clients before various regulatory entities including the US EPA, California Air Resources Board and the local air pollution agencies on rule development, compliance issues, state and federal Clean Air Acts; district, state and federal regulatory development; Title V and equipment permitting, credit trading, global climate change.

  • IMarEST Welcomes Its First Female President

    Jane Smallman CSci CMarSci FIMarEST was appointed 114th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at its 127th Annual General Meeting on Friday March 18, 2016. Smallman is the first woman to hold the position in the Institute’s 127-year history.

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WISTA meeting hears from HAL leaders, hones in on state-of-the-art ships

At the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association conference aboard Koningsdam, Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford discussed challenges he's faced as an African American in the corporate world and urged WISTA members to find their own way to give a larger purpose to their professional achievements.

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Supporting Maritime Women of the Caribbean

Work to support women in the Caribbean maritime industry is underway with the first conference of the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) taking place in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

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