International Maritime Organization (IMO) theme for 2019 is Empowering women in maritime to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality and women contribution. With this background, conducting a survey is essential in India to identify the gaps in gender equality in the shipping and logistics industry.
Ms.Sanjam Sahi Gupta of Sitara Shipping Ltd, winner of Sandvik India Gender Awards 2018 (SIGA) has taken up the initiative in conducting a survey about women employment and working conditions in Indian Maritime Industry with support from Sandvik Group and United Nations Global Compact. Maritime Gateway, South Asia's premier maritime business magazine got engaged for execution of this initiative. The office of Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India extended support to this initiative.
There are three surveys-
One for the employers /owners [HR dept] needs to fill out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TheSHEIndex_Employer
One for women seafarers working with companies onboard ships: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Women_Seafarers
The last one below is for women working in offices/ shore positions, request if all ladies working in maritime can pls fill in the same.: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Women_Onshore
With this survey, we will be able to increase women participation by 25% by 2030 and eliminate all forms of biases against women in the Maritime Industry by 2050.