Young women urged to tap into opportunities in the Maritime Industry

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A training program has been organized by the Centre for Maritime Training and Development Foundation for Younger Women at Spintex, a suburb of Accra, with the aim of equipping those who aspire to be in the maritime industry with the needed self-development and personal branding skills.

At the event a panel discussed the shipping industry’s requirements, including, personal branding, behaviour and communication among others.

The training event, was also used to lunch the Foundation’s pilot project, dubbed “She mentors Shipping” which seeks to give opportunities to young women in tertiary institutions pursuing careers in shipping and maritime to be mentored by industrial professionals in order to make informed career choices and develop themselves.

The CEO of Centre for Maritime Training and Development Foundation for Younger Women, Rikiyatu Berbie explained that the outfit intends to bridge the current gender imbalance gap in the maritime and shipping industry in Ghana

Naa Densua Aryeetey, Director for Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association  International for Africa, who chaired the event, emphasized the need for mentorship in developing the younger generation of women into the shipping industry.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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