Women In Local Shipping Industry Honoured

March 24, 2015

As part of this year’s celebration of UN International Women’s Day, the Department of Human Affairs and the Bermuda Women’s Council recently held a reception at Government House to honour women who work in the shipping industry.

Twelve women who work in different areas of the maritime business were recognized by the Governor George Fergusson and the Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Gordon-Pamplin for their achievements in advancing the shipping industry in Bermuda.

Left to right: Tami Ray, Laura Blee, Deputy Governor, Ginny Ferson, Donnelle Swan, Georgina Sousa, Minister Gordon-Pamplin, Governor, Angelique Burgess, Heather Cooper, Edie Robinson, Marilyn Feldman, Diana Martin, Laurie Shiell, Chairwoman, Bermuda Women’s Council

Women in Bermuda’s Shipping Industry Honoured

This year, UN International Women’s Day highlighted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed 20 years ago and sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain.

International Women’s Day and the events during March are meant to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality.

In attendance were with the Governor and Mrs Fergusson, Minister Gordon-Pamplin, Deputy Governor, Ginny Ferson and staff of the Department of Human Affairs and members of the Bermuda Women’s Council.

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