@article{Dragomir_Baylon_Azirh_Leon_2018, author = {Dragomir, Cristina and Baylon, Angelica and Azirh, Nicholine Tifuh and Leon , A.}, title = {Women Leaders in Shipping as Role Models for Women Seafarers}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {12}, number = {2}, pages = {279-284}, year = {2018}, url = {./Article_Women_Leaders_in_Shipping_as_Role_Dragomir,46,810.html}, abstract = {This article presents a part of the qualitative research results from the GECAMET international academic study on gender issues in shipping. One of the aims of GECAMET research represents the understanding of human factors considering gender equality and cultural awareness issues met in the shipping industry. In this paper are published qualitative results obtained through 47 structured online interviews of women seafarers made in the period 201‐2018. The target group of respondents was formed by women leaders in the shipping sector which are current seafarers with careers on board ship. Other data collected involved leaders defined as ex-seafarers working in managerial positions working on shore. Results of the interviews provide an excellent source of inspirational leadership. Data obtained is useful for women seafarers that need models and motivational aid to join maritime education and maritime careers, and to surpass any future challenges. Data is also helpful for shipping organizations and MET to improve equal and adequate access to women to seafarer careers on board ship. The research was possible with the support of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) and the Nippon Foundation in Japan.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.12.02.07}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Woman Seafarers, Seafarers Problems, Women Leaders, Women Leaders in Shipping, Gender Issues in Shipping, Maritime Education and Training (MET), IAMU, Maritime Career} }