In the spring of 2016, Sea Sisters started as a simple project: gather and publish the stories of women who are working in the maritime industry to give people a look into our lives, and to inspire the next generation of girls and women to give a career in maritime a shot.
Here we are at the end of 2018, and in the last two years we have connected with countless women and men who wish to support the effort to increase the percentage of women in the maritime industry worldwide. We have made an impact in our community, both in person and online.
Since the beginning, all of our operating costs have been paid for out-of-pocket. Now it is time to grow, so that we can give back to our community and make a greater impact on the success of future generations of women in maritime. To make this happen, we need your help.
Our goal in 2019 is to register as a nonprofit. With nonprofit status, we can apply for grants and sponsorships to fund networking events and scholarships. Potential donors can make tax-deductible donations. And we are committed to remaining transparent in the allocation of our funds, so you can always feel free to email us with any questions and we'll gladly discuss our funding goals with you.
Any amount is appreciated. To express our gratitude for your continued support, every donor will receive a pack of Sea Sisters stickers and a handwritten thank-you note.
Thank you, and happy holidays!