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Mersey Maritime to host Women in Maritime event

By Mersey Maritime

Mersey Maritime, in conjunction with Maritime UK, is pleased to announce that it will host a Women in Maritime public speaking workshop on 20 November 2019 at the Maritime Knowledge Hub in Birkenhead. Increasing diversity in maritime is a key priority for the industry following the launch of the Women in Maritime Taskforce in 2018. This group aims to address the gender imbalance across all parts of the industry and feedback through the Taskforce has highlighted a lack of confidence in public speaking as one of the main obstacles for women entering and progressing in the sector. Maritime UK therefore delivers public speaking workshops to tackle obstacles such as this in a direct and practical manner.


Commenting, Ruth Wood, Head of Commercial at Mersey Maritime, said:


“Addressing fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector is an important priority but that isn’t just about talking change. Mersey Maritime is delighted to work with Maritime UK to host this practical session which we hope will ultimately help increase the number of women in maritime, and crucially within senior roles across its shipping, ports, marine and business services industries.


“Achieving a balanced workforce at all levels in the sector will undoubtedly improve culture, behaviour, outcomes, profitability and productivity. We believe this event will be welcomed by our members and we look forward to participation from a wide audience in what will be an informative and interesting agenda.”


The event will be run by renowned public speaking coach for companies and women in business, Shola Kaye, and will cover what it takes to be an all-rounder at public speaking. Specifically, how to:


– Become a Dynamic Speaker – how to add life to your presentations

– Become an Inspiring Speaker – how to tell stories that connect and influence

– Become a Valuable Speaker – structure your talk for success and know your audience

– Become an Authentic Speaker – know yourself and play to your unique strengths on stage


Further details and registration can be found at:


Read more about Shola Kaye here:

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Mersey Maritime to host Women in Maritime event