Nov 12-14, 2024  •  Morial Convention Center  •  New Orleans, LA
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Agenda Session


Nov 12 2024

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

Great Hall, Room B, Morial Convention Center

12:00pm-12:15pm Lunch Service
12:15pm-1:15pm Presentation
1:15pm-2:00pm Networking Coffee


This luncheon provides a unique platform for women professionals to network, share experiences, and discuss the opportunities and challenges they face in the maritime sector. Learn from female industry leaders and experts in the maritime industry and network with like-minded peers who are forging their career paths in maritime. Hear inspiring stories from trailblazing women trailblazers who have navigated their way to the top, breaking through glass ceilings, and paving the way for future generations. Gain insights into initiatives and programs designed to support women’s advancement in the industry. The industry is growing and changing at a rapid pace and no longer are the days when it’s a surprise to see a woman on board. Today women and men work side-by-side in their roles. According to the BIMCO/ICS 2021 Seafarer Workforce Report, there has been an increase of 45.8% in women seafarers from 2015. Key Highlights: Career Pathways & Advancement – Panelists will share personal career journeys and milestones while highlighting strategies for career advancement and leadership development. Mentorship & Networking – What associations and organizations are doing the most for women’s advancements in the maritime sector and how can you get involved? Future Outlook – Trends and future opportunities for women in maritime and what can we do to prepare the next generation of female maritime professionals. Connect with an exceptional network of women professionals who are shaping the future of the maritime industry, learn from industry leaders and gain valuable insights into the initiatives and programs that support women’s advancement.



U.S. Department of Transportation

- Administrator, Maritime Administration/MARAD

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