There is a pressing question among offshore and maritime industry professionals: “How do we increase the number of women in operations?”

“Recruit more women!” is often the obvious answer.

As a female with nearly 10 years of experience working on ships, I believe that recruiting is just one necessary part of a more complex answer. The rest of the solution lies in the maritime and offshore industries’ efforts in retaining those women.

‘Hard-working men champion women in operations every day.’

I have researched and spoken to professionals in both maritime and offshore industries. A cultural shift has happened: there is more movement than ever in Human Resources to bridge the gender gap, hard-working men champion women in operations every day, and diversity-promoting groups have emerged. They all seek to support a diverse workforce. At WomenOffshore, we want to shout these efforts from the top of our derricks so women know of the vast resources supporting them!

Welcome to Women Offshore.

This is your online resource center, devoted to supporting a diverse workforce on the water. Our mission is to report the latest news on gender diversity in the offshore and maritime industries, while shining a light on women in operations and providing resources to foster long-term careers.

As you explore our site you’ll notice that we post in the following categories:

  • Featured Women: Women in offshore and maritime operations often seem invisible to the outside world, but WomenOffshore shines a light on this diverse group, highlighting their careers and accomplishments.
  • Navigate Your Career: WomenOffshore provides resources and guidance from industry experts on promoting career advancement in the offshore and maritime industries. In this section, you’ll also find our reports on the latest efforts promoting inclusion to reduce the gender gap.
  • Shipboard Health & Wellness: A healthy lifestyle is key for a career at sea. We write about making the most out of shipboard life to maintain health and wellness.
  • Early Wave Makers: Women have long been seafaring victors. Travel in time with WomenOffshore as we explore the lives of female seafarers.

We are always looking for like-minded, diversity-promoting people to connect with. Like WomenOffshore on Facebook, reach out to us on Twitter, and join our conversations on LinkedIn.

Contact WomenOffshore today to contribute news on diversity in the offshore and maritime industries or nominate women to be featured on our website: