Empowering Women in Maritime

November 7, 2019

"Women bring intelligence and high skills to all fields of the shipping industry – let’s throw off the bowlines!”.

This is the message from Port Captain Basak, one of the latest maritime women being featured by International Maritime Organization (IMO) under this year’s World Maritime theme: “Empowering women in the Maritime Community”.

Women from across globe are giving an insight into their work, aspirations, how IMO’s Women in Maritime Program has supported them – and their top tips for current and aspiring female maritime professionals.

The latest profiles include a Port Infrastructure Technician from El Salvador, a Student Support Officer from the Seychelles, and a Ghanaian Senior Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer – Ms Flavia Amoasi.

Ms Amoasi praised the Women in Port Management Course that she took part in, with sponsorship from IMO, in Le Havre France, saying that it “afforded me the opportunity to share my experiences and learn from best practices in port management globally”.

The featured profiles can be viewed and downloaded here. IMO encourages all those involved and interested in the maritime community to share these stories, to increase visibility of the role that women play in a sector that is so essential to the world.

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