On the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day, celebrated on 8 March, AIVP asked the women in its network of experts to give their views in a short sentence to be shared on social networks. Here is what they said.

quote about women in ports by Marie-Eve LEMIEUX
Being a women, in a maritime industry: it is being a member of the crew : if I may use the image; whereas it takes a village to raise a child it takes a crew to bring a vessel at safe arrival.
quote about women in ports by Marie-Eve LEMIEUX
“Being a young women, in an executive position in environment in the maritime industry / port-city, is a thriving place to be : it brings the very notion of care, sense of community, enhancement, responsibility and team work.“
quote about women in ports by Geraldine KNATZ
“You own two things - your name and your integrity. Use one arm to climb the ladder of success and use the other arm to pull a woman up behind you.”
quote about women in ports by Geraldine KNATZ
“Ports are a technological wonder of extreme engineering hidden in plain sight.”
quote about women in ports by Hilda GHIARA
“In ports, as elsewhere, women can bring courage. And it is precisely a beautiful port film* that reminds us "courage is understanding one's own life, it is clarifying it, deepening it, establishing it, and yet coordinating it with the general life".”
“Igualdad y singularidades son las dos palabras que me vienen en mente. Igualdad por los derechos y Singularidades por el rol que la mujer ha tenido históricamente en la transmisión cultural e identitaria, dos aspectos fundamentales del pasado, presente y futuro de una ciudad portuaria.”
Quote about women in ports by Carola HEIN
“When we look at maritime practices and port cities through history, we see a largely male world. There have been some changes, but there is still a lot of work to be done in the port city and maritime world and AIVP can play a key role in promoting and establishing gender equality.”