Women’s Forum

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About IAPH Women’s Forum

The International Association of Ports & Harbors (IAPH), at its Board of Directors meeting held in Jerusalem on May 22, 2012, passed a resolution to establish a Women’s Forum that will aspire to advance and empower women in the maritime industry; create a platform for discussing women’s issues in the maritime industry, ways to encourage women to join the industry and to promote training programs enabling women to better compete for positions at all levels, including those previously not open to women. 

 

During the IAPH World Ports Conference, 6-10 May 2013, Los Angeles, USA, IAPH Women’s Forum sessions were successfully held (Click here to see the session on YouTube).  On 9 May, Naomi Kogon-Steinberg kicked off by saying that “We are making history here today, as this is the very first IAPH Women’s Forum in 58 years, only led by women.”  Following Naomi’s enthusiastic remarks and the IMO film entitled “Women at the Helm” shown, a panel discussion moderated by Anne Sigrid Hamran, Port Director, Port of Oslo, Norway, took place, where Marcia Ferranto, President Chief Executive Officer, WTS International, Susan Wise, Harbor Commission President, Port of Long Beach, and Karin Orsel, International President, Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WIT) discussed the challenges facing women in the port industry.  

 

Since its first session, the Women’s Forum has steadily proceeded with measures to advance the status of women in the port industry such as IAPH Women’s Forum Scholarship, Women in Ports Mentoring Program and so on.  

 

The forum is open to any women, both IAPH members and non-IAPH members, who are interested in networking, examining best practices, solving professional challenges and working together towards reaching the goals of this forum.

 

 

Chair and Vice Chairs

Chair

Jeanine_Drummond_Port_NSW_AustraliaJeanine Drummond
Harbour Master-Newcastle
Port Authority of New South Wales
Australia

 

Vice Chairs 

 

For Africa Region
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Fiona Mbandi
Senior Human Resources Officer
Kenya Ports Authority
Kenya

For Europe Region
Justine_Camoin_2019

 

Justine Camoin
International Business Developper
MGI, Marseille
France

   

For America, Central & South Region

 

-Vacant-

For America, North Region
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Elizabeth Blanchard
Port Commissioner
Port of Stockton, California
U.S.A.

 

   

For Asia, South East and Oceania Region

 

-Vacant-

For Asia, South/West, East and Middle East Region

 

-Vacant-

   

 

News

  • There are still opportunities for more women in IAPH member ports to join the Women In Ports Mentoring Program. Please click here and join the program! (June 2019)

  • Jeanine Drummond is appointed as Chair by IAPH Board Members.  She will take her position from June 2019 (May 2019)
  • Winners of IAPH Women’s Forum Scholarship (2019-2021) were announced in Guangzhou, China. Please click here (May 2019)

 

 

Current Projects 

 

 

Documents

2019: Guangzhou Conference

 

2018: Baku Conference

 

2017: Bali Conference

 

 

Women’s Forum on SNS

 

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