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Celebrating the IMO International Day for Women in Maritime

Celebrating women in the industry, the second IMO International Day for Women in Maritime, under the theme Mobilizing networks for gender equality, will be every bit as impactful as the first.

The day will be marked by the IMO with a Global Conference of the IMO Women in Maritime Associations with the aim of raising the profile of women in the sector by enabling collaboration, networking and the sharing of experiences.  The Bahamas is honoured that The Bahamian Minister of Transport and Housing, JoBeth Coleby-Davis, will be speaking at the event to be held at the IMO Headquarters in London. Minister Coleby-Davis will be joined by a number of distinguished female maritime speakers supporting the IMO’s objective of addressing the current gender imbalance in the maritime sector and drive gender equality.

The BMA is fully committed to supporting initiatives that promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)  5 – Gender Equality – and is firmly of the opinion that Women can:

  • be leaders onboard and ashore
  • do the heavy lifting
  • steer the future of shipping
  • be elite problem solvers

We, join the international community in recognising, and celebrating, all the competent and professional women who work in maritime doing a vital job in this important global industry.  We know that their contribution  will serve to attract the next generation of women to this vibrant sector. #WomenInMaritimeDay

You can find out more about the IMO International Day for Women in Maritime here.