The Maritime Standard has assembled an exceptionally high-quality group of female shipping executives from the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Asia and Europe, all ideally placed to assess how women leaders in shipping are successfully introducing new approaches and solutions to a traditionally conservative and male dominated industry, The next Webinar in the series Covid-19: A Leadership Perspective ‘Women – Game Changers in Shipping Leadership’, which takes place on Wednesday 4th November at 12:30 pm UAE time (8:30 am GMT | 2:00 pm IST | 9:30 am CET | 4:30 pm SGT).
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. Confirmed speakers include: H. K. Joshi, Chairperson & MD, The Shipping Corporation of India; Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, CEO, Maqta Gateway; Sue Terpilowski OBE, President, WISTA UK; Vanessa Welch, Senior Manager, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre; Jacoba Bolderheij, CEO, Port of Den Helder; and Caroline Huot, Senior VP-Shipmanagement, Delta Corp Shipping.
Clive Woodbridge, TMS Editor, says, “There is plenty of evidence that companies with more women leaders perform better. Certainly, the industry needs to access the best available talent, which means opening up pathways for female recruits and opening doors to more women in leadership roles. The pandemic has highlighted the need for change within the industry, and the way it operates, and that includes reassessing how it can harness the potential offered by women in shipping. This unique event will provide a platform for some of shipping’s most gifted female leaders to give voice to their experiences and concerns and express their vision of the future.”
It is anticipated that the webinar will last for around 2 hours. An initial series of questions and a panel discussion session will be followed by a final section where panellists will get the chance to answer questions posted by attendees from around the world. To register click on the following link: https://www.themaritimestandard.com/tms-webinar/