Women in Maritime
Driving gender balance in the maritime industry
Our Women in Maritime network began as a result of the desire to stay connected – not just with our colleagues, but our clients and peers navigating this space. Over time we found we had together created a space to collaboratively discuss, learn and challenge the status quo.
Our continued aim is to encourage more women into the industry, to create and support inclusive work cultures where women's careers can thrive and their achievements are celebrated.
If you are interested in joining this conversation and participating in any upcoming events and discussions, please register below. We have an exciting programme ahead that we are looking forward to sharing with you soon.
To celebrate International Day for Women in Maritime on May 18, we asked what the day means for our women working in the sector and what their hopes are for change going forward.
"Shipping remains a male dominated industry and we are part of the concerted effort to help the industry to move forward. Leading the way by the example and encouraging more women in the industry is of paramount importance."
Christine Ezcutari, Global Head of Shipping, Paris
International Day for Women in Maritime | May 18, 2023
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Day for Women in Maritime provides the opportunity to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women, promote the recruitment and retention of women in the maritime sector, and support the work to address the current gender imbalance.
The theme this year focuses on "mobilising networks for gender equality”, a reminder that we can all play a role in actively ensuring representation across the industry, connecting colleagues and peers.
"I have seen a great deal of change since I started out in shipping - both in the Royal Navy and commercial shipping sector - however there remains a lot to be done to promote gender equality and balance."
Philip Roche, Partner, London
Gender diversity at Norton Rose Fulbright
We are committed to driving gender diversity through industries where traditionally women have had low representation. We recently joined Real Estate Balance in its campaign for gender diversity in the sector, as well as becoming an official strategic industry partner of Women in Mining UK.
Events and activity
Presenting with confidence: Presenting with impact
Presenters have the ability to inform, persuade, inspire and entertain. Everyone can learn how to plan and structure presentations and use techniques which can help them present well. We will help you understand how to create the right impact, engage your audience and appear confident. This session will provide tips to achieve great presentation results, whether in-person or using a virtual platform.
Presenting with confidence: Presentation skills for beginners
Face your presentation fears by experiencing a practical session that will focus on the delivery aspect of a presentation, rather than the design. In this session we will introduce you to the basics that make for a well-delivered presentation and share tips on how to manage your nerves when presenting.
Women in Maritime - 50 Ways to Fight Bias
Norton Rose Fulbright’s Women in Maritime Network is delighted to invite you to attend 50 Ways to Fight Bias*. This engaging workshop, developed by Lean In, aims to provide insight on how bias works and provides practical tools on how to challenge bias in the work place.
Women at sea: What you don’t see
Nina Varumo is a freelance portrait and documentary photographer based in Stockholm. A recent project of hers Kvinnor till sjöss (‘Women at sea’) is on ongoing photo series highlighting the working life of female seafarers in order to change the stereotypical image of what and who is a seafarer.