Blog: Diverstiy in Maritime celebrates two years since being launched

By: Chrissie Clarke

Head of Diversity and Operations/Secretary to Maritime Skills Commission


Today marks two years since we launched Diversity in Maritime and what a journey it has been. We have:

✔️ Established three new cross-sector networks: Mental Health in Maritime, Ethnicity in Maritime and Pride in Maritime

✔️ Expanded the Women in Maritime Network

✔️ Welcomed our first sponsors Stena Line and Port of Aberdeen

✔️ Held professional development session on public speaking online, unconscious bias and more

✔️ Launched a series of industry roundtables to bring senior leaders together to learn and discuss how to be welcoming to our LGBT+ community

✔️ Launched the Menopause Hub

✔️ Held our first series of Diversity in Maritime Lunch and Learns during London International Shipping Week including our first Women in.. Summit to bring together Women in RailWomen in Transport Women in Aviation International

✔️ Created a Culture of Care project, survey, lunch and learns and Toolkit

✔️ Expanded our Pledges to include Mental Health and a Panel Pledge

✔️ Expanded our Speaker Bank

✔️ Launched and grew the Interview Pool

✔️ Launched and embedded Book Club

✔️ Welcomed seven new Charter organisations (Forth Ports LimitedIHS Markit, Associated British Ports , Royal Yachting Association (RYA)BAE Systems MaritimeGAC Group)

...and so much more.. We could not have done this without the incredible support of the sector. Watch this space for next steps and exciting changes.

Diversity in Maritime is sponsored by Port of Aberdeen and Stena Line UK.