Women in the Maritime Sector – Past, Present & Powerful

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Women in the Maritime Sector – Past, Present & Powerful

Women in the Maritime Sector – Past, Present & Powerful

Thursday 7 October 2021, 4.30pm-6.30pm, held via Zoom

Opened by Hon. Melissa Horne
Minister for Ports and Freight, Minister for Fishing and Boating


Photographer unknown                                     Tami Moate CSIRO


1. The heritage perspective: Dr Liz Rushen AM – historian, author, MMHN Board member, Women on Water: why we need to rock the boat

2. Presenting the current situation: A diverse cross-section of maritime sector Women of Influence drawn from the public and private sector discussed their career trajectories, current roles – and as far as possible – helped us to chart the voyage ahead in the maritime sector for women:

  • Dr Hermione Parsons, Director, Centre for Supply Chain & Logistics (CSCL), Co-Chair Wayfinder: Supply Careers for Women, Deakin University
  • Katherine Grech, Director, Better Boating Victoria, Victorian Fisheries Authority
  • Alison Cusack, Principal Lawyer, Cusack and Co., Australian President, WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association)
  • Erin Coldham, Chief Development Officer, Star of the South, Wind Energy Project
  • Commander Cindy Jenkins, Commanding Office – Royal Australian Navy Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus


Date October 7, 2021Time 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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