WEBINAR - Women in Leadership: Paths Through Education
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
March 8 is annually recognized as International Women's Day (IWD). It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. IWD has been observed since the early 1900s and was celebrated for the first time by the United Nations in 1975.
The International Women's Day (IWD) 2021 theme is "Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World". The pandemic crisis has highlighted the centrality of women's contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry.
To uphold women's rights and fully leverage the potential of women's leadership in pandemic preparedness and response, the perspectives of women, in all of their diversity, must be integrated in the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes in all spheres and at all stages of the pandemic response and recovery.
A key empowerment tool for women in leadership is education. The COVID-19 crisis has impacted women's opportunities to access the education and training required to build paths towards leadership roles. The World Maritime University is committed to work with our partners and donors to continue promoting the empowerment of women through our research and education programmes.
This year, the annual WMU IWD seminar will take place online as part of the WMU Alumni Webinar series. The invited keynote speakers and panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities of promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women in education and a broader context under the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University
CANADA'S INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN UNDER THE OCEAN DECADE
Ms. Allison Webb, Lead, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Introduced by: Professor Ronan Long, Director, WMU - Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University
EMPOWERING WOMEN LEADERS THROUGH EDUCATION
Ms. Lena Dyring, Director, Cruise Operation at Norwegian Seafarers' Union (NSU)
Introduced by: Professor Max Mejia, Director of the PhD Programmes & Associate Academic Dean, World Maritime University
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: PATHS THROUGH EDUCATION
Moderator: Dr. Zhen Sun, Co-Principal Investigator of the "Empowering Women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development" Programme, World Maritime University
Ms. Ellen Johannesen, PhD Candidate, "Empowering Women for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development" Programme, World Maritime University (funded by DFO Canada)
Ms. Fatu Shaw, MSc Student (funded by NSU) & President of WMU Women's Association (WMUWA)
Professor Max Mejia, Director of the PhD Programme & Associate Academic Dean, World Maritime University
This webinar is open to the public, provided space is available. To register, click here.