Women Offshore To Unite In Houston

gCaptain is thrilled to help promote the 2nd Annual UNITE Women Offshore Conference! Women Offshore, the empowering website created by Ally Cedeno, connects the community of female sailors both online and in person to offer support, understanding, and resources in overcoming isolation. Now in its second year, Women Offshore's UNITE conference will bring … [Read more...]

Maritime Industry Celebrates International Women’s Day – #WomenInMaritime

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 … [Read more...]

VIDEO: An Important Message From IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek8rRPdSPgE "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" has been selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This video from the IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, raises awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the SDGs, and highlights the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime … [Read more...]

A Candid Interview With Ally Cedeno Of Women Offshore

We recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Chief Mate Ally Cedeno, founder of the influential and inspiring organization Women Offshore. In addition to getting an MBA degree and actively sailing offshore Ally has built an important and valuable online resource for an industry in which women comprise a small but growing minority. What is the bottleneck for … [Read more...]

Japan’s Navy Appoints First Female Squadron Commander

by Nobuhiro Kubo (Reuters) - Japan’s navy on Tuesday appointed the first woman to command a warship squadron, including the flagship Izumo helicopter carrier, as it tries to lure more females to make up for a dearth of male recruits in graying Japan. Ryoko Azuma, will command four ships with a combined crew of 1,000, of which only 30 are women, that make up the Maritime Self … [Read more...]