I officially introduced our site on social media last Sunday, and the positive response was electrifying! I had no idea the kind of dimension and depth it would add to have other voices telling their stories alongside my own, but I really am blown away.
To the women who are published here: you inspire me to no end, and thank you for being a part of this. It's only going to get better. To the women out there who may be thinking about adding your voice: please don't hesitate to get in touch! Your stories are important and will give others courage.
I built this site in part because I would have loved to read about the experiences of other women in the maritime industry before I undertook this whole endeavor myself, but nowhere that I looked could I find anything of the sort (or if I did it was pretty sparse). The advice and guidance I received from the men who mentored me was an invaluable resource, but it only painted half the picture. I want to fill that void and see to it that opportunities in the maritime sector are marketed and promoted equally to men and women. This industry affords us such a unique and empowered way of life that I would like it to be more accessible to all.
So the site is now live and I think I've got the bugs mostly worked out. I hope everyone enjoys reading our stories; we have more material from additional contributors in the works and it will get posted as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to peruse the resources on the links page and if you have any questions, contact us! Thanks for visiting.