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The conference organised by Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) in City Hall, at which Maritime UK were present as facilitators of the Women in Maritime initiative, featured a range of speakers and discussions on the role of women in the maritime sector, as well as the launch of the Maritime and Me campaign. Hosted by Maritime UK and coordinated by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Department for Transport, the Maritime and Me campaign aims to increase and retain female talent in the sector, and especially to encourage young women to see maritime as a viable career option. This will be done through both external and industry-facing components and resources, that will enable conscious efforts in schools and among recruiters and create awareness with career seekers. The project was presented by Professor Averil MacDonald and Sue Terpilowski, who heads
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the Women in Maritime Taskforce. At the event, Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani announced a £40,000 grant funding for the Maritime and Me industry project. The government recognises that women are underrepresented in the sector, so this initiative demonstrates progress against one of the key people recommendations outlined in the Maritime 2050 strategy. It also provides an opportunity to re ect on the work of the Taskforce in the two years since it was established.

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