Women in Maritime

  • 2020 - building on a year of action to empower...

    "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" was selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the SDGs, and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime sector.

  • MIASF Promotes Lori Wheeler to Vice President

    The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) announced that Lori Wheeler has been promoted from director of operations to vice president of the association, beginning immediately. With MIASF since 2014, Wheeler has steadily advanced and continually taken on greater leadership roles and responsibilities, along with publicly representing the association.

  • First woman # 2 takes office at Panama Canal

    Internationally renowned engineer Ilya Espino de Marotta, who played a lead role in the expansions of the Panama Canal  took office  on January 1 as  the  first  woman  deputy administrator of  the waterway  

  • Helle Hammer, Cefor

    Helle Hammer, who heads the Nordic Association of Marine Insurers (Cefor), has been recognised for her work in inspiring women to join and move up in shipping

  • MHG Insurance Brokers Hires New Business...

    MHG Insurance Brokers, an international insurance brokerage and adviser, announced today that Monica Keil has joined the team as a Business Development Manager. In this role, Keil will provide property and casualty insurance guidance within the marine industry and look to further develop relationships in the local and regional business communities.

  • Cypriot women continue to reap shipping accolades

    Two prominent women in the Cyprus shipping sector, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, co-CEO of the marine communications company Tototheo Maritime and Natasa Pilidou, Deputy Minister of Shipping, have been recognised as leaders in the industry.

  • WISTA: NPA boss calls for improved female...

    The Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority, Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, has called on women in maritime sector under the aegis of Women in International Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA) to work towards balancing gender gap in the work place.


Maritime SheEO will help remove glass ceiling in shipping industry: Sanjam Sahi Gupta

Sanjam Sahi Gupta runs Sitara Shipping, a privately-owned non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) based in Mumbai. In an industry where women in leadership roles are an exception rather than the norm — Harjeet Kaur Joshi, the current Chairperson and Managing Director of Shipping Corporation, is a prime example — Gupta has been at the forefront of driving gender equality and diversity in shipping.


European shipping needs to innovate

European shipping needs to maintain its competitiveness through technology argued Cyprus during a debate on trade at a key conference in Brussels for European Maritime Week.


Keeping the spotlight on empowering maritime women

Removing barriers to women joining the maritime sector, the importance of education and how to increase visibility of women in maritime leadership roles – these were some of the key challenges under the spotlight at a major symposium at IMO Headquarters in London (19 February).


Discussing social matters with social partners – Day Two of the European Shipping Week

The second day of the European Shipping week was filled with contributions by the European social partners for maritime transport – the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA). The two organisations are collaborating through different perspectives (i.e. social partners of the Social Dialogue for Martitime Transport, undertaking joint EU co-funded projects) and are united in striving for a bright future of the industry.