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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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