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As we approach May 18th, a day dedicated to celebrating Women in Maritime, it’s an opportune moment to reflect on the invaluable contributions women have made to the maritime industry and to recognise the strides they continue to make in this maritime industry.

Women in Maritime IMO

Theme - Safe Horizons: Women Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety

The theme for this year is “Safe Horizons: Women Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety”. Focusing on the role of women in maritime in improving safety standards, whether in their capacities as seafarers, maritime experts, or leaders.

With initiatives such as the ‘Women in Maritime day’ created by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) and its efforts towards gender equality and inclusivity have led to significant changes. Today, we see women taking on leadership roles, commanding ships, managing ports, and contributing significantly to maritime research and innovation.

Promoting gender diversity and create inclusive environments across all industries

This year’s Women in Maritime celebration, resonates deeply with ongoing global efforts to promote gender diversity and create inclusive environments across all industries. Empowerment, in this context, extends beyond mere representation; it includes providing equal opportunities, fostering supportive workplaces, and encouraging women to pursue their ambitions.

It’s crucial to recognise the impact of women not only in traditional maritime roles but also in other areas such as maritime law, environmental conservation, and digitalization. Their perspectives, expertise, and dedication bring invaluable insights and contribute to shaping a more sustainable and progressive maritime sector.

As we celebrate Women in Maritime Day, let’s also acknowledge the work that remains to be done. While significant progress has been made, gender gaps persist in certain aspects of the maritime industry. Encouraging more women to join maritime academies, supporting career progression through mentorship programs, and advocating for policies that promote gender equality are essential steps towards a more inclusive and vibrant maritime community.

At Gollcher Group

We are proud to support diversity and inclusion in the maritime sector, with nearly 50% of our staff members being female and holding various roles within the Gollcher Group.  We recognise the talent and potential that women bring to this industry and remain committed to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive.

Happy Women in Maritime Day!