Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WIMAC)
The Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS) endorses and supports the Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WIMAC). WIMAC is a Regional group of female maritime professionals committed to increasing the performance, participation, and contribution of women in the maritime sector.
Over the last few years, the regional shipping industry has witnessed the slow but steady advancement of women in positions of leadership. However, while the sector is generally able to boast of a definite evolution in the representation of women, this traditionally male-dominated field may be hard-pressed to demonstrate that it has enabled the cracking of the proverbial glass ceiling.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) launched the Women in Maritime Association (WIMAC) chapter in the Caribbean at its conference held in Jamaica from April 13-17, 2015.
In keeping with the IMO’s gender programme which was launched some 27 years ago, WIMAC aims to establish formal regional linkages between female managers in the maritime and port sector by providing a permanent channel for networking through the hosting of conferences, seminars on gender issues and industry development.