Women in Maritime

  • First woman deckhand for Mowi Scotland

    Salmon farmer Mowi Scotland has appointed its first full-time female deckhand. Eleanor Lawrie joined as a farm technician but is now part of a workboat crew, operating along the west coast.

  • UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure...

    ●      Al Malek: Our female professionals have played a massive role in cementing the country’s position as a leading global maritime hub

    ●      Al Kaabi: Our active involvement and initiatives have helped us create an inclusive and secure environment for women to engage in maritime activities, including seafaring and shipbuilding

  • OSCE and IPER launch first women in port...

    On 30 May 2022, women professionals from Black and Caspian Sea ports joined the first online session of the OSCE-IPER Women in Port Management training course to strengthen their professional skills and advance their careers in the logistics and maritime sectors.

  • The Ocean Race aims for equal number of male and...

    The ambitious target is part of Horizon, a new collaboration with The Magenta Project, World Sailing Trust and PA Consulting, dedicated to increasing the number of women in professional sailing. The group is calling on the sailing, marine and sports industries to join them in helping to accelerate accessibility for women. Nearly 60% of women in sailing have faced gender discrimination*.


  • A to do list for gender equality

    In the path towards gender equality the industry needs to start hiring leaders not “managers,” make gender sensitization training mandatory, create visibility of careers within shipping in schools and draft clear policies and guidelines which can be effectively implemented

  • Asry celebrates women in maritime

    MANAMA: Asry, Gulf’s leading maritime repair and fabrication facility, celebrated working women in conjunction with the International Day for Women in Maritime at the company’s headquarters in Hidd, in appreciation of women’s distinguished role and remarkable contributions to the maritime industry. Attended by the company’s managing director Mazen Matar and chief financial officer Sahar Ataeei along with other officials the celebration was held with the aim of spotlighting women as key partners in the company’s success .

  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology &...


    The two entities will encourage the equal participation of women in maritime education, training and research

    Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2022: The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and The Arab Women in Maritime Association (AWIMA) signed an MoU at IMO HQ in London to explore opportunities for women’s participation within the academic sphere and thereafter to amplify the success of the regional maritime sector. The agreement is in alignment with International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) efforts to create gender equity in the maritime industry globally and United Nations’ (UN) 5th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). 


Pacific Maritime Sector Lures Women

Thanks to International Maritime Organization (IMO) funding, the association was able to meet and discuss the regional strategy for Pacific women in the maritime sector, e launching their new website and collaborating with the World Maritime University`s Women’s Association.


Bullish on the maritime industry

As Kelley Watson supervised the sanding, sawing, drilling and hammering of her students in the maritime career and technical education (CTE) classes at Port Townsend High School, she, and they, reflected on what the program means for the next generations in the maritime industry.


DP World strives for women empowerment in the maritime sector

DP World is committed to empowering women in the Ports and Shipping industry across geographies. Through progressive companywide initiatives, female headcount within the region has doubled in the last 3 years. DP World has immensely contributed to a paradigm shift in this industry wherein a growing number of women are welcomed and awarded leadership roles within the industry.