Every year the International Maritime Organization celebrates World Maritime Day. The focus of World Maritime Day 2019 is Empowering Women In the Maritime Community.
Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that tradition runs long and deep. The IMO believes that empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurs productivity and growth, and benefits every stakeholder in the global maritime community.
World Maritime Day has been celebrated at the University of Plymouth since 2008. This year the meeting will comprise three short talk by women who work within the maritime sector:
- Captain Jessica Tyson who has sailed as Master and is presently a Deputy Harbour Master and Pilot
- Dr Rachel Nicholls-Lee who is a naval architect and CEO of her own company and
- Ms Emma Harley MIMarEST who will provide a unique insight into the world of sail training.
The event is open to all and no booking is required. Doors open at 18:45 for 19:00 start. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
The meeting has been organised by The Nautical Institute, South West of England Branch and the Devon and Cornwall Joint Branch of IMaREST and RINA. It has been generously supported by the University of Plymouth Marine Institute.