Women – Game Changers in Shipping Leadership
The coronavirus pandemic has shown the growing importance of women in terms of shaping political leadership around the world. Whether it be Jacinta Ardern in New Zealand, Angela Merkel in Germany, Sanna Marin in Finland or Tsai Ing-Wen in Taiwan, women have shown they can be highly effective in bringing distinct leadership styles into play to achieve positive results. Gender barriers are still very much in place in the shipping industry, but they are gradually being eroded and, as a result, a new generation of female leaders are emerging in the maritime sector. Increasingly they too are redefining leadership roles in the industry, offering different approaches and perspectives to the task of navigating safe passage through the stormy waters of the pandemic.
For its twelfth Webinar in the Covid-19: A Leadership Perspective series, which takes place on November 4th at 12.30 UAE time, The Maritime Standard is focusing on how women leaders in shipping are successfully introducing new approaches and solutions to a traditionally conservative and male dominated industry. A high quality panel with some of the top female shipping executives in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Europe has been assembled and this will be a chance to hear their particular insights into the challenges, and opportunities, presented by the crisis, as well as wider issues around gender balance in the business.
Confirmed panellists to date include senior directors and managers from a wide range of sectors including tanker and container shipping, cruise operations, logistics, port management and maritime law.