As members of Maritime UK’s National Council, the Workboat Association is standing side by side with Maritime UK and supporting the UK’s first Pride in Maritime Day.
Pride in Maritime Day has been launched in collaboration with the Diversity in Maritime Taskforce and Pride in Maritime Network, both are initiatives under Maritime UK’s Diversity in Maritime programme.
The session will be livestreamed directly from the ABP offices on Monday 28 February 2022, 1100-1300.
Chrissie Clarke, Head of Diversity and Operations, Maritime UK said:
“Maritime UK is committed to ensuring the sector is welcoming to the LGBT+ community. We are delighted to be launching Pride in Maritime Day, in collaboration with the Diversity in Maritime Taskforce and Pride in Maritime Network. The launch will involve a live streamed panel event with members of our Pride in Maritime Network discussing progress to date, lived experiences and how we can break down barriers faced by our LGBT+ employees. We are grateful to ABP for hosting the event and we encourage everyone to register for the event.”
Kerrie Forster, Chief Executive of the Workboat Association said:
“Diversity in Maritime is a historically closed matter, the Workboat Association is proud to support a workforce of those who break the conventional mould. Skills, Loyalty, Intelligence, Charisma and Passion have no common stereotype. The maritime industry is slowly opening doors to wider opportunities of previously unreleased talent. We welcome the ‘World’s first’ Pride in Maritime day, a day established to ensure we are welcoming to our current and future LGBT+ employees. Unified we walk hand-in-hand with all those who are making our industry the success it is and breaking down barriers together.”
Register your interest here