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WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
EMPOWERING WOMEN IN SHIPPING
This heady debate brought together some of the foremost female leaders of global shipping to debate. Moderated by Shipping Innovation Director Sean Moloney, panellists included: Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping; Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO, Tototheo and President, Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA); Yvette Du Preez; Gibson Shipbrokers; Mariella Bottiglieri, Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company; Katy Ware, Director of Maritime Safety and Standards, Maritime and Coastguard Agency; Irene Rosberg, Program Director, Copenhagen Business School; Karin Orsel, CEO, MF Shipping Group; Charlotte Kirk, Commercial Director, ITIC; Lena Göthberg, Shipping Podcast; Pippa Strasser-Ganderton, Head of Global Account Management, Marine & Energy, ATPI; and Cathy Mann, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, ABS. The debate tackled the issue of gender equality
within shipping, pitting the argument for a quota of women against employing a strategy that sees women in an equal light with men in being chosen as the best person for the job. Katy Ware commented: “I believe that competency should always come  rst in doing the job. I want the best person for the job but what we need to do is to  nd a way to make sure the women are the best people and  nd a way to make those individuals competent to move up.”
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