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
#WomenInMaritime, among others:
— Maersk (@Maersk) March 8, 2019
— CMA CGM Group (@cmacgm) March 8, 2019
— Seafarers UK (@Seafarers_UK) March 8, 2019
Today @BelfastHarbour we will launch two new initiatives to boost gender diversity within the maritime sector #IWD2019 #WomenInMaritime #Maritime2050 https://t.co/YaNlcX77yz pic.twitter.com/iZmJ0iVPP8
— Maritime UK ?? (@MaritimeUK) March 8, 2019
A busy #InternationalWomensDay2019 sees the launch of two new resources from @MaritimeUK #WomenInMaritime Charter, a meeting of the Nautilus Women’s forum and our motion at @The_TUC #TUCWomen https://t.co/x0ox2SRbS3
— Nautilus Intl (@nautilusint) March 8, 2019
Happy #InternationalWomensDay ! Today the @IAPHWorldPorts board agreed on a pilot #womeninports mentoring programme, an initiative of the #IAPH Women’s Forum in collaboration with @Mentorloop . Details will be presented early April @WMUHQ @IMOHQ. #womeninmaritime @WPSP_IAPH
— Patrick Verhoeven (@PJHVerhoeven) March 8, 2019
In honor of #IWD2019 we put the #BalanceforBetter lens on the shipping industry. We highlight the voices of our seafaring and shore colleagues and explore their stories about ambition, authenticity, resilience and tenacity: https://t.co/wvg2DrKYLC @IMOHQ @WISTAInt @women_offshore pic.twitter.com/ctYPVySLf1
— Teekay Corporation (@TeekayCorp) March 7, 2019
Women at sea today play an equally crucial role as they play in every other industry . Maritime industry is working towards gender equality and women are thriving on the opportunity. Sea and Coast team wishes all the women including those at the sea ,very happy Women’s day @IMOHQ pic.twitter.com/d7wVLvxwIR
— Sea and Coast (@seaandcoast1) March 8, 2019
— WISTA Intl (@WISTAInt) March 6, 2019
— MundoMaritimo (@mundomaritimo) March 8, 2019
To build a diverse leadership pipeline, shipping needs more women to enter the industry. Our CFO, Ingrid Marie Due-Gundersen, giver her views on how we can succeed in this. #empoweringwomeninshipping #womensday @WISTAInt pic.twitter.com/ZFyHkjAafc
— Höegh Autoliners (@HoeghAutoliners) March 8, 2019
International Women’s Day finds the @USCG Ready and Relevant as women operate throughout every aspect of our service. Throughout #WomensHistoryMonth share photos of women in service with the hashtag #USCGWomen. Semper Paratus! #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019 #USCG #SemperParatus pic.twitter.com/O7YzixoU87
— Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (@MCPOCG) March 8, 2019