Maritime SheEO Conference 2023 successfully concluded in Mumbai


The Maritime Industry’s largest Diversity event “Maritime SheEO” is successfully concluded on 21st Nov. in Taj Santa Cruz, Mumbai. It is a flagship event devoted to the diversity and inclusion of Women in the Maritime Industry. The hybrid event was attended by 250 delegates in person. Also, it was virtually attended by delegates from around 80+ countries.

The Eminent Speakers included:

  • Arne Jan Flolo: Consul General, The Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Mumbai
  • H. E. Yasiel Burillo, Ambassador and Consul General of Panama to India
  • H. E. Cecilie Mysreth, Minister of Trade and Industries, Norway
  • Arsenio Dominguez, SG elect, International Maritime Organization
  • Shri. Shyam Jagannathan (IAS), DG Shipping, Govt. of India
  • Dr. Malini V Shankar (IAS Retd.), Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University
  • H. E. Folikemi Akinleye, Chartered Accountant & Ambassador of Nigeria to the Philippines and Cambodia   
  • Mrs. HK Joshi, Former CMD of The Shipping Corporation of India
  • Capt. Milind K. Patankar, Head, Ship Owning Division, Transworld Group & MD

Including the above, more than 50 speakers shared their unique perspectives related to Diversity which was attended by versatile profiles of delegates such as Ship Owners, Maritime Institutes, Ship Managers, Technology Innovators, Supply Chain Experts.

The conference sessions highlighted on various core industry topics including Exploring Legal Frameworks in Diversity and Inclusion Policies, Women in BioFouling and Glolitter, Decarbonization and Digitalization, and Psychological Security for Women.

The conference was concluded with “The Maritime SheEO Awards” held to recognize the Companies and Individuals for their contribution towards the Industry.

Some of the Remarkable Awards are:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Mrs. HK Joshi, Former CMD of The Shipping Corporation of India
  • Best Practices in Diversity: Seaspan Corporation
  • Best Practices in Sustainability: Fleet Management Ltd & South Asia Gateway Terminals(SAGT)
  • SheEO to Watch Out For: Dr. Deepti Mankad
  • SheEo Entrepreneur of the Year: Kruti Jobanputra, JW Ventures Pvt Ltd
  • Brilliant SheEO Association Nomination: Dr. Sharmila H. Amin, Globe Forwarding Agencies Pvt. Ltd.
  • Media Company of the Year: The Daily Cargo News

About Maritime SheEO:

Maritime SheEO offers a bouquet of services focusing on the business case for diversity. It aims to create solutions that can impact the entire maritime industry - (D&I), leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage.

Maritime SheEO has conducted important research to highlight the business case for diversity. The goal is to increase the participation of women and eliminate all forms of biases in the Maritime Industry. By highlighting the best practices in the Industry, Maritime SheEO aims to build a robust list of resources for the industry to use related to diversity, create recommendations and guidelines for increasing the capacity of women in the industry by promoting diversity, inclusion & open-mindedness.

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