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Published: 2019-09-09

Is it a men's game (only)? Levelling women's uphill struggle to join the maritime community

Is it a men's game (only)?

"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" is the theme of this year's World Maritime Day. On this occasion, a variety of initiatives have been kicked off, including the 3rd International Women's Conference held in Malmö in April or the upcoming September London-hosted Women in Shipping Summit.

In turn, the Polish arm of the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) has been supporting women in the maritime industry by making it possible for them to establish personal and professional contacts, as well as to present their accomplishments and improve qualifications.

In addition, this autumn, the Gdańsk Entrepreneurship Incubator STARTER has been implementing, in cooperation with the City of Gdańsk, the Women Build Ships Too project, the purpose of which is to draw attention to the women's situation in the industry and to aid their career development, i.a., by inspiring them to embrace a more entrepreneurial mindset.

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Is it a men's game (only)? Levelling women's uphill struggle to join the maritime community

 

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