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Meet Kim Asher, Part II

Meet Kim Asher, Part II

Kim is one of the few transwomen in the offshore sector globally. Her path has not always been an easy one. Remembering the beginning of her transition Kim recounted, “The first day I went into work socially transitioned was perhaps one of the hardest days of my...

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Meet Kim Asher, Part I

Meet Kim Asher, Part I

When I think about Kim Asher the first word that comes to mind is advocate. Before I explain why, I would like to take some time to introduce you to this amazing woman. This will be a two-part blog series. Kim has worked in the offshore industry for 12 years now....

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Release a Man to Fight at Sea

Release a Man to Fight at Sea

During WWII, the US Coast Guard created the Women’s Reserve known as the SPARS, an acronym for, "Semper Paratus Always Ready." By December 7th of 1942, the United States was at war and all men between the ages of 21 and 45 were required to register for the draft....

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Offshore for the Holidays, Episode 80

Offshore for the Holidays, Episode 80

Celebrate the Holidays even while Offshore It can be difficult when friends and families celebrate the holidays without you while you are working offshore. April Killian joins Ally Cedeno to talk about how to get the most out of your time offshore when you’re gone for...

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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, Episode 79

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, Episode 79

Giving Tuesday is an Opportunity to Give Back Women Offshore is a 501(c)(3) supporting a diverse workforce on the water. On this podcast, founder Ally Cedeno talks about Giving Tuesday. Women Offshore works hard to support so many in the community, and donations go a...

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Navigating Pregnancy, Episode 77

Navigating Pregnancy, Episode 77

Being pregnant while working offshore creates unique challenges to consider. On this podcast, Jais Curry, our director of community outreach is back to discuss considerations before becoming pregnant when working offshore and things to think about after you find out...

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USMMA Female Midshipmen Speak Up, Episode 76

USMMA Female Midshipmen Speak Up, Episode 76

Female midshipmen from USMMA raise their voices for change. This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. We advise listener and reader discretion. We do our best to hold these topics with sincerity, and we hope you’ll listen in only when you...

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Women Offshore Conference 2021, Episode 75

Women Offshore Conference 2021, Episode 75

We are excited to talk about our upcoming annual conference week on this podcast. Women Offshore is a 501(c)(3) supporting a diverse workforce off the water. Ally Cedeno, the founder of Women Offshore, is joined by Jais Curry, our director of community outreach, to...

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In Need of an Energy Boost?

In Need of an Energy Boost?

As your hitch offshore goes on your energy level slowly depletes. The shifts, the demands of your job, the socializing aspects, and the lack of days off duty, they all take their toll on your sleep. It’s hard to stay focused and energized. Thankfully, there are ways...

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A Technique to Fall Asleep Offshore

A Technique to Fall Asleep Offshore

How to fall asleep and stay asleep - a yogic hack. When you’re offshore, your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep is dramatically impacted. The 12 hour shifts, the night shifts, the changes of shifts half-way through your hitch, can play havoc with your circadian...

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Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s talk about self confidence to achieve your goals. Think of your life as the vessel, and you have “the conn,” meaning you are in control of your vessel. What you’re not in control of are the adverse effects on the vessel; winds, currents, shallow depths, etc. You...

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Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Early in my career at sea, I joined an old feeder vessel in Jordan. I was on one of the smallest and oldest vessels in my company’s fleet. Due to its size, it traded in the Red Sea only between Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I was a bit nervous before joining because...

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Little Red Boat on the Equator

Little Red Boat on the Equator

My career at sea started a few years ago when I was working as a pool deck supervisor on a cruise ship off the coast of Australia. During my time on board, I was inspired by the bridge officers to return to school to study navigation with the goal of one day becoming...

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