I love that my job is inspiring despite the initial challenges I faced of acquiring contracts due the fact that I was female,since most companies don’t prefer to hire females.These challenges extended after I got a chance to work to sea especially When I chose to be a mother I had to take a break from working at sea and do some shore based jobs.
From my personal experiences I would like to champion that regulatory bodies in the maritime industry should advocate and support policies that encourage employment for female Seafarers and ensure there is no discrimination whatsoever due to their gender.
To the female seafarers coming after me, stay focused. You can do It.
Angela Isidahomhe, Chief Mate