On International Women’s Day we celebrate the growing number of women in our organisation. They bring diverse skills, perspectives, and knowledge to enrich the work we do to keep our marine environment safe and clean, and to save lives at sea and onshore. 

AMSA staff members and external stakeholders discussing their careers and IDWiM. 

Sheridan Jones

AMSA Aviation search and rescue mission coordinator Sheridan Jones describes her career and encourages a fulfilling career in the sector.






Desley Thompson

AMSA Advisor Safety Liaison, Desley Thompson encourages women to join the Maritime industry. As a proud Waribarra and Tagalaka woman, Desley seeks to be a role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls looking for a career in the maritime sector.


Captain Jeanine Drummond

Captain Jeanine Drummond, Marine Consultant and AMSA board member, hopes her 30year career within the maritime industry can inspire others to seek a fulfilling career in the sector.




Mariana Noceti

Mariana Noceti, Principal Programme Assistant, Women in Maritime Programme, Sub-Division for Programme Management and Coordination, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO) shares with AMSA the importance of gender equality.


Ore Toua

Maritime Training Adviser - Women In Maritime Focal Point at The Pacific Community (SPC), Ore Toua spoke to AMSA about what International Day for Women in Maritime means to her and diversity in the maritime sector.




Shontelle Chamtaprieo

AMSA Future Operations Manager Shontelle Chamtaprieo discusses how the Australian maritime sector can support increasing gender diversity in the industry.


Dinah Inape-Omenefa

Dinah Inape-Omenefa is a PacWIMA chairperson and spoke to AMSA recently about how the IMO International Day of Women in Maritime highlights the contribution of women to the whole maritime economy and trade.




Mereseni Rakuita

Mereseni Rakuita, The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Principal Strategic Lead–Pacific Women spoke with AMSA at the PacWIMA conference about what International Women in Maritime Day means to her. Merseni provides strategic oversight on SPC’s gender program and is an advocate for the empowerment of women and girls.


Monika Lemajic

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) president Monika Lemajic spoke to AMSA recently at the PacWIMA Conference about what IDWiM means to her and gender equality.




Clare Draper

Clare Draper, Maritime Search and Rescue Officer discusses what International Day of Women in Maritime means to her and reflects on what attracted her to work within search and rescue.