We have a new contributor! Meet Captain Lindsay Price. Lindsay is a tugboat captain in Galveston, Texas, and an aspiring maritime pilot. She is also a member of WISTA and speaks to young women at events around the country in an effort to inspire and support the next generation of female mariners. We are so proud and excited to have Lindsay join the Sea Sisters community! Click here to read her bio.
I love the fall and the feeling of freshness it brings, as the weather cools and students return to school campuses to start a new year of possibilities and growth. I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to mark their calendars for networking events taking place in the coming year:
- 2017 Women on the Water Conference, Great Lakes Maritime Academy campus, Traverse City, MI, October 26-28, 2017
Coming up soon! This is the 9th annual Women on the Water conference; our newest contributor, Lindsay Price, will be a speaker at the event, and WomenOffshore.org founder Ally Cedeno will be attending as well! Follow the link above for schedule and registration forms; Click here to read a writeup about the event on WomenOffshore.
- She Sails Meetup, Fall City, WA, January 19-21, 2018
Our own Megan Rycraft, a SeaSisters.org contributor, has created an event which will take place in January 2018: She Sails, a meet up for women working on the water. The three-day event will include presentations, discussion panels, meals and time to just relax and get to know each other in the quiet retreat setting of Fall City Farms near Seattle, Washington. We can't wait to make this event a success for Sea Sisters and friends alike! Check out the website for more information.
- CMA Women in Maritime Leadership Conference, California Maritime Academy campus, Vallejo, CA, March 2-3, 2018
From the organizers:
"This event was established at California State University Maritime Academy in 2012 to further the vision of equitable and future-facing maritime and transportation-related industries for the 21st century. Now approaching its seventh year, this dynamic two-day conference offers opportunities for career development, authentic leadership, and productive networking for all who venture to support the success of women in these historically non-traditional fields."
Added bonus: the event is free of charge for all accepted or current maritime academy students - nationwide - as well as any CSU (California State University) students. Click here to register as an attendee.
- WISTA USA Annual General Meeting, Conference, and 20th Anniversary Gala, New York City, NY, April 26-27, 2018
The USA chapter of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association will hold its AGM and Gala in New York City next spring. To apply for membership with WISTA, click here (if you are outside the United States, you can check whether there is a chapter in your country by navigating to the list on the left-hand side of the page).
Portions of the conference are also open for attendance by interested parties who are not WISTA members. Check the site for details. Annual membership fee in the USA is $100, and application requires a reference from a current WISTA member in good standing.
Lastly, we received a message a while back that prompted a discussion among our contributors on female-centric topics including hygiene on board. I took the liberty of writing up some advice for young women embarking on their career for the first time. Ladies if you are interested, give it a read!
Until next time, fair winds.