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International webinar on Australian women in maritime

Wednesday 17 March 2021
Are you interested in hearing the stories and experiences of seven remarkable women working in diverse maritime roles in Australia?  
women in maritime

These women from across a broad spectrum of the Australian maritime industry will share their views and experiences of gender equality in the maritime industry and the opportunities they see for the industry to progress gender diversity. The webinar will also draw attention to the work being undertaken in Australia and globally to support and empower women working in this sector.

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Mick Kinley said, ‘Many women in industry are established leaders and we want to encourage more women to consider a career in maritime’.

‘We need to celebrate the benefits gender diversity brings and do what we can to increase the opportunities for greater equality across the maritime sector’. 

‘The maritime industry is facing many challenges and we need the breadth of thinking and skills from a truly diverse workforce to succeed,’ he said.

‘This is a great initiative by women working in the Australian maritime industry to share their experiences and shine a spotlight onto what is often a little-known industry in Australia’. 

The women we will hear from are:

  • Captain Jeanine Drummond—Harbour Master/Master Mariner, Australian Maritime Safety Authority Board Member
  • Ms Katie Marshall—Deck Officer
  • Ms Catherine Linley—Senior Port Marine Surveyor (AMSA)
  • Ms Kirsteen Roberts—Tug Master (Svitzer Australia)
  • Ms Shanice Havili—Service Officer Indigenous Engagement (AMSA)
  • Lieutenant Commander Karra White—Royal Australian Navy 
  • Lieutenant Commander Gemma Casserly—Royal Australian Navy

The webinar is being hosted by AMSA and the Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom. 

How to join the webinar

Date and time: Thursday 18 March between 9:30 - 11 am UTC.

Find out about start times in Australian zones and information about joining the webinar.