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Members urged to back the push to bring more women into maritime

By Mersey Maritime

Mersey Maritime member have been urged to give their support to a major drive to increase the number of women working in the maritime sector.

In June, Mersey Maritime took part in a seminar at he International Maritime Forum held as part of the International Business Festival at Exhibition Centre Liverpool where the issue was discussed in detail.

Maritime UK has established a Women in Maritime taskforce to address what it describes as a “critical shortage” of women in the industry. Mersey Maritime will play a key role in the project.

At the July Face-2-Face networking event, Mersey Maritime’s Commercial Manager Ruth Wood told a packed audience of members that the organisation would be attending both the Labour and Conservative party conferences in the autumn where it would raise the issue.

She added: “This is all about helping to drive change and it is not just about bringing more women into the maritime industry but also about getting more women into senior roles.”

On August 15 Mersey Maritime will hold a meeting to reveal more about the campaign and how members can get involved in the push. All members are welcome to attend.”

For more information or to register to attend this meeting please email us here.

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Members urged to back the push to bring more women into maritime