Maritime Industry Celebrates International Women’s Day – #WomenInMaritime

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Photo: International Maritime Organization

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the International Maritime Organization along with other maritime stakeholders are putting the spotlight on the roles and contributions of women to the maritime sector. 

This year, IMO’s World Maritime Day theme is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”, giving particular resonance to this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations.

The global 2019 theme for International Women’s Day – Think equal, build smart, innovate for change – focuses on innovative ways in which gender equality and the empowerment of women can be advanced, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.

IMO is committed to gender equality and advancing women in the maritime sector. IMO’s Women in Maritime program has, over the past three decades, helped women reach leadership positions in the maritime sector and bring a much-needed gender balance to the industry by giving them access to high-level technical training.

Today, IMO has launched a trailer for an upcoming film which will showcase success stories of how IMO’s Women in Maritime program has benefitted women in ports, on the shoreside and on ships. A series of profiles of individual women also launches today, helping to inspire the next generation.

Here’s how other stakeholders from the maritime industry are highlighting International Women’s Day using the hashtag , among others: