Women’s Forum events

Women's Forum
The Nautilus Women's Forum provides guidance to Nautilus Council on the challenges facing women in the industry and encourages female participation in Union activity.

In particular, the Women’s Forum provides an opportunity for female members to engage in discussions on the specific challenges facing women in the maritime profession; on how to promote the maritime career to women; to identify the organising needs of women and to encourage their participation in the Union’s activities; and to provide guidance to the Council on these issues. 

Find out more about the Women’s Forum in the Who we are section. Members can read minutes from forum meetings in the membership section and find out how to get involved.

Open to all female members.

Upcoming Women’s Forum meetings 

The Union's second Women's Forum for 2017 will be held during the sixth UK branch conference in October in Hull.


DATE: Monday 2 October 2017

TIME: 09:00 - 11:00

PLACE: Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby, Hull HU10 6EA


  • Forum guest speaker is Fena Boyle of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), who will discuss ways to promote employment at sea via the MNTB and Maritime Education Foundation activities.
  • following the forum a 'Mentoring Lunch' will be held with for all interested members  from 13:00. The guest speaker is senior research fellow, Dr Kate Pike, who is based at the Warsash maritime school, Southampton Solent University.
  • the UK branch conference also include a symposum on 'Automation in Shippping', being held on Tuesday 3 October.

CONTACT: Register your interest with Lisa Carr, email: [email protected].


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