IMO: Skilled, Ambitious And Increasingly Visible – Maritime Women Profiled
”Women bring intelligence and high skills to all fields of the shipping industry – let’s throw off the bowlines!”. This is the message from Port Captain Basak which one of the latest maritime women who was featured by IMO under this year’s World Maritime theme: “Empowering women in the Maritime Community”.
Women from all over the world are talking about their work, aspirations, how they have been supported by the Women in Maritime Programme of IMO and are also sharing their tips for the present and the aspiring female maritime professionals.
The most recent posts are of a Port Infrastructure Technician from El Salvador, a Student Support Officer from Seychelles, and a Ghanaian Senior Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer – Ms Flavia Amoasi.
The Women in Port Management Course was praised by Ms. Amoasi which she was a part of with sponsorship from IMO, in Le Havre France, saying that it “afforded me the opportunity to share my experiences and learn from best practices in port management globally”.
IMO encourages all those who are a part of and are interested in the maritime community to share the stories so as to raise the visibility of the role being played the women in a sector can be so important.