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Get ready to embark on an empowering journey at the 6th-Annual Women Offshore Conference on October 26-27, 2023.

With the theme “A World of Opportunity,” this 2-day event organized by Women Offshore celebrates the unique possibilities available to women+ in careers on the water worldwide. Immerse yourself in keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops that highlight industry trends and success stories of women making a mark in traditionally male-dominated fields. Discover the vast potential and pathways for success in offshore energy, shipping, research, and more. Expand your professional network, forge connections, and find mentors to help you navigate and excel in your career.

The 2023 Women Offshore Conference will be held at Texas A&M in Galveston. This is a hybrid event; online and in person at Texas A&M in Galveston, Aggie Special Events Center – Bldg 3035. Don’t miss this transformative event that will propel your career and empower you to thrive in the world of opportunities on the water.

Meet our Opening Keynote, Captain Sherri Hickman, Houston Pilots Association

Meet Captain Sherri Hickman, a seasoned mariner whose journey through the maritime industry offers both inspiration and invaluable lessons. With her academic foundations set firm at the Maine Maritime Academy, Sherri transitioned into roles that tested both her skills and resolve. Serving as a Deck Officer for leading names like Marine Transport Lines and Keystone Shipping Company, she swiftly rose through the ranks. However, it wasn’t just her expertise that set her apart—it was her determination to breach barriers, exemplified when she became the first woman in the Houston Pilot Association.

In this immersive session, Sherri will delve into the very fabric of her maritime career, touching on the highs of success and the very real challenges she faced. From systemic barriers to day-to-day obstacles, Sherri’s narrative will demystify the life of a woman in maritime, shedding light on the opportunities ripe for the taking while also cautioning about the challenges that persist.

For industry veterans and newcomers alike, this session is a rare chance to hear firsthand from someone who’s not only witnessed the maritime industry’s evolution but has played a pivotal role in shaping it. Dive into the intricate tapestry of Sherri’s experiences, and emerge with a clearer vision of the maritime industry’s realities.

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