This content is an extract of an interview by the Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry.
Let’s get to know these women who’ve had the courage and desire to take a different path by choosing a non-traditional marine career… women who dove head-first into a world traditionally reserved for men and who today, are our industry’s pride and joy. Make way for our female ambassadors!
“ Marine careers are extremely enriching. If you’re considering this path, go for it. Don’t limit yourself. Times have changed, women definitely have a place aboard ships!” says Catherine Lapointe, Senior Manager, Transportation Services with Canada Steamship Lines (CSL).
Catherine heads a department that manages a 20-vessel fleet that will soon be growing. With the constructions of six new ships scheduled for 2013-2014, CSL is gradually renewing its fleet with state-of-the-art vessels. Given this expansion, Catherine’s major responsibilities will grow but she seems to be well in control of the demands of her job.
“I couldn’t imagine not working in the marine industry. I can’t see myself doing anything else!”, she confides.
Her love for the sea has helped her overcome even the toughest challenges and remain passionate about her profession and the unforgettable memories attached to it. “There’s nothing as beautiful as a starry night at sea. You can’t see a sky like that anywhere else. A calm ocean and starlit sky are magical, creating a breathtaking landscape… it’s just spectacular!Ë®, she says dreamily.
This content is an extract of an interview by the Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry. You may access it directly by clicking here.
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