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Explicitly, not exclusively for Women. On the 18th November, join us for the first ever Women in Shipping Summit!

From empowerment to action, this event is built around the unique challenges women face, acknowledging the value they provide and taking your next steps. Shaping thoughts, empowering leadership, and helping to progress your career.

Why attend?

Jaz O'Hara, Founder at The Worldwide Tribe talked to us about why it's important to encourage diversity in every single industry.

"A Fascinating audience"

Diane Gilpin, Founder CEO at Smart Green Shipping Alliance shares with us her impressions of the first Women in Shipping Summit.

Key Themes

Attracting talent: Analysing our call to arms

In an effort to answer to the gender imbalance in our industry we look at the words we use to describe what we do, what we need and what we are offering in terms of career opportunities. Might we transform our industry through a change in semantics?

What women bring to the table: fight-or-flight vs tend-and-befriend

This is the time when the industry is moving towards enhancing collaboration and inter-connectivity to achieve better outcomes for our clients and our world. This is exactly what women excel at and its why smart business needs smart women.

Challenging unconscious bias in day-to-day interactions: Are we glorifying aggressiveness?

Moving away from the blame game and divisive rhetoric, we aim to identify those ideas and deeply rooted practices that hold this industry behind. And we aim to this in the spirit of understanding and debate, hearing from both sides on what they’ve done to make it better.

Maternity, return to work and working arrangements

Turning to very practical roadblocks and consideration, we look at the working environment available to women in maritime and possible solutions to improve employment and career opportunities for women on board and on shore.

Addressing women's health - advancements and resources

A lot of attention has been given to mental health of employees in general and seafarers in particular. And rightfully so! We dig deeper into the issue of women’s health, physical and mental, on board and on shore.

Digital transformation in shipping and opportunities for diversity

The industry is changing rapidly and one cannot begin to sketch the profile of the seafarer of the future without the words digital competencies. What does this mean for women’s access and progression in this industry? What opportunities are opening for women in digital shipping?

Finding your executive voice

How to get a seat at the (board) table and to represent yourself in way that achieves that perfect balance between assertiveness and congeniality? What should you develop in order to take the next step in your career and how to find your ambassadors.

Why men [should] promote women in shipping

We will hear from some of the many men who have supported, guided and championed the professional journey of their female colleagues, not so much on the reasons why, but on what they have learned about breaking barriers and collaboration from this exercise.

Beyond gender – addressing the wider diversity challenge in shipping

This is just the beginning. We cannot solve all problems at the same time, but we can begin to consider more and more, whilst dealing with one of them. So, to finish in a way that ensures we remain on track, we look at the wider diversity challenge in the industry.


Interested in presenting your brand, business ideas and solutions to over 500+ shipping professionals face-to-face? Want to generate qualified leads?

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