IWSF Founder Suneeti Bala with Women Seafarers
IWSF Founder Suneeti Bala with Women Seafarers

IWSF organizes "Vision Connect - Chennai 2018"

ANI | Updated: Sep 24, 2018 17:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 24 (NewsVoir): International Women Seafarers Foundation (IWSF) organised "Vision Connect-Chennai 2018" in Chennai to connect the maritime industry with lady seafarers.
The event was graced by Dr. Malini V Shankar, IAS, Director General of Shipping and Secretary to Government of India.
"I appreciate the efforts taken by International Women Seafarers Foundation in connecting the lady seafarers with the shipping industry. I sincerely hope that it will help the maritime fraternity to widen their perspective and adopt an inclusive approach in seafaring," said Dr. Malini V Shankar.
Suneeti Bala, one of the Founder trustees and presently, the Managing Trustee, said, "IWSF does not promote reservations or any special privilege but seeks equal opportunity for ladies in this profession. We hope this platform helps the maritime community to bring out a positive perception about ladies in seafaring. We have taken some learnings out of the various discussions that have happened during the event and intend to work on it in the coming days. The list of recommendations will be shared with the industry as a report on completion of all three planned events."
The event was organised by the IWSF Chennai Chapter office bearers, Ms. Sweta Sutar and Ms. Jennifer Lenceia.
The initiative of IWSF was well received by Maritime industry present in Chennai, with good interaction on challenges and proposed solutions from both ends. The event was attended by over 100 Marine Industry Representatives. (NewsVoir)