Shipping—the world’s oldest industry and the first global business. It has been the engine of trade throughout the millennia and the source of pride, industry and employment. The industry has seen recent growth and the demand for qualified employees has never been greater. But what is being done to support and attract more women to work in shipping?
Many effective organizations are dedicated to women encouragement into the shipping, and they are truly making a difference. However, more can be done to develop networks, training and tools to engage women into marine and to shape actively an enabling environment to sustain a competitive advantage of UAE Maritime Industry.
“Pink Hat” is the initiative of developing a community of skilled employees among women in the Maritime Industry, those women who have been successful, to mentor and provide support to those just starting out in the industry and those considering a role in marine – “LAHA”.
The initiative is taken place at several levels and in various sectors of the industry, as well as aims to be best achieved through the sustain coordination, effective and timely task solution.