President of the Women’s International, Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Sherice Arman said the conference seeks to address gender sensitive issues which are similar to other regions as well as the role of women to the sector.
“Our issues are similar our experiences are similar with our counterparts in Africa, In Asia, in Europe the maritime industry as a whole has percentage wise a fewer number of women and globally we’re trying to develop and encourage more women to become participants in this sector,” Mrs. Arman said.
The Registrar of Shipping Exie Tomlinson-Panton said the conference will help the industry to explore job opportunities for all people not just women.
“We cease the opportunity to help broaden the potential impact on the maritime industry not just here in the Cayman Islands but for the wider Caribbean while creating potential career opportunities for both males and females,” Mrs. Tomlinson Panton said.
The conference will be a four-day event at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort and is facilitated by the International Maritime Organization (I.M.O) which is working with other groups like W.I.S.T.A and the Women In Maritime Association Caribbean to provide a unified voice for women in the industry.
News Source: Cayman 27