International Day for Women in Maritime

International Day for Women in Maritime

Today, 18 May 2023, is International Day for Women in Maritime – a day where we celebrate women in the industry and raise the profile of women in maritime, as well as strengthen IMO’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality) and support the work to address the current gender imbalance in the sector.

At Svitzer we are determined to change the conversation and perceptions around women in the maritime industry.

We are proud of the diversity within our workforce and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high-performing teams.

This International Day for Women in Maritime, it is important that as an industry we recognise and address the barriers that prevent women from joining and growing in the maritime industry – and that we take action to confront our own unconscious (and conscious) biases to address current gender imbalance.

Check out the International Maritime Organization video below, highlighting some of our incredible mariners. As this plays at events around the globe today, there is no doubt it shows that women in maritime CAN.