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Hemispheric Network of International Cooperation of Women in the Port Community . Clive Forbes General Manager/Executive Director Caribbean Shipping Association August 20, 2009. CSA Shipping Industry Matrix Regional Contribution of Women in the Maritime Industry – Snapshot

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hemispheric network of international cooperation of women in the port community

Hemispheric Network

of

International Cooperation

of

Women in the Port Community

Clive Forbes

General Manager/Executive Director

Caribbean Shipping Association

August 20, 2009

slide2

CSA Shipping Industry Matrix

  • Regional Contribution of Women in the Maritime Industry – Snapshot
  • Global Benchmarking
  • International Cooperation Proposal
  • Reaching Forward

agenda

caribbean region

Caribbean Region

GULF OF

MEXICO

The

Bahamas

ATLANTIC

OCEAN

Cozumel

&

Cancun

US Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

Anguilla

St. Martin, St. Maarten

St. Barts

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts & Nevis

Barbuda

Antigua

Montserrat

Guadeloupe

Dominica

Martinique

St. Lucia

Barbados

St. Vincent

The Grenadines

Grenada

Tobago

Trinidad

Turks &

Caicos Islands

Cuba

Haiti

San Juan

Cayman

Islands

Puerto

Rico

Jamaica

Dominican

Republic

Belize

Honduras

CARIBBEAN

SEA

Aruba

Curacao

Cartagena

Colon

Venezuela

Panama

Guyana

Columbia

regional women maritime contribution
Regional Women Maritime Contribution
  • A holistic view of the regional maritime industry shows a diverse amount of women who have and continue to make significant contribution to the development of the industry.
  • Corah-Ann Roberstson-Sylvester – Immediate Past President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) and CEO of Seaboard Jamaica Limited
  • Cynthia Monetarists Pappadoplo - Owner Evergreen Agent in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
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Regional Women Maritime Contribution
  • Joanne Edwards-Alleyne – General Manager Shipping Association of Trinidad & Tobago (SATT)
  • Monica Silvera (deceased) – Past Executive Director/General Manager of the CSA and in whose name the CSA Maritime Scholarship is being awarded.
  • Rosalie Donaldson – Vice President, Port Authority of Jamaica
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Regional Women Maritime Contribution
  • Erica Luke – Owner, Eric Hassell & Son (Ship Agent), Barbados
  • Denise Lyn Fatt– Owner, Freight Handlers Limited (NVOCC - Ship Agent & Managing Committee Member of the Shipping Association Jamaica)
  • Sonja Voisin-Tom – Owner, Gulf Shipping Limited, Trinidad (Executive Member of SATT)
  • Linda Projift– Commercial Director ,Port of Paramaribo, Suriname.
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Regional Women Maritime Contribution
  • Throughout the region we have women operating in key positions within the Port Community as:
    • Senior Managers within Ports
    • Pilots
    • Managers & Senior Vice Presidents of Port Authorities
    • Owners and operators of key Businesses within the Supply Chain – Freight Forwarders, Stevedoring, Haulage Contractors etc
    • Seafarers
    • Straddle Carrier Operators
  • Notwithstanding all that has been said thus far there is still tremendous growth opportunities for women.
benchmarks
Benchmarks
  • Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., Executive Director. first female executive director of the Port of Los Angeles
  • July 31, 2009 – the Board of Directors of the Montréal Port Authority has appointed Sylvia Vachon to the position of President and CEO.”
  • Gov. Robert Ehrlich announced that Maryland will honor a longtime supporter of the maritime industry by renaming its largest hub the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.
benchmarks10
Benchmarks
  • Barbara Yenis. Executive Director, Container Intermodal Institute
  • Susan Coffey East Coast Regional Sales ManagerPort of Tacoma
  • Anne Kappel, Vice President, World Shipping Council
  • Mary Jane Norris. Manager Port Operations Services
  • And more ....
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Woman

of the Year

Port of Baltimore

slide12

NO! NO! NO!

Someplace else maybe, but not here ....

Sorry

slide13

Proposal

for

Creating a Hemispheric Network

of

International Cooperation

of

Women in the Port Community

slide14

If not ....

then WHY NOT?

slide15
Test
  • 10 questions
  • 10 answers
are the women of the region

?

Are the Women of the Region ....
  • Intelligent?
  • Strong?
  • Have business savvy?
  • Responsible?
  • Capable?
  • Accountable?
  • Understand port business?
  • CDS – Consciencious, Dedicated, Sincere?
  • Beautiful ?
  • Hold as many managerial positions in business as their international counterparts?

But of course

YES! ABSOLUTELY!

acceptance action
Acceptance - Action
  • Fact: Carib woman are capable.
  • There is no threat to .... .
  • These times dictate we need all the talent and help we can get.
  • Identify the talent.
  • Train, Train, and Train.
  • Start now!
today
Today
  • Begin the process
  • Form a focus group to Define Vision & Mission
  • Explore the issues
  • Form an Action Committee
  • Develop a plan
  • Execute
  • Measure, Evaluate & Revisit the Plan
  • Do it again, again, and again
  • Do it today!
regional integration the way forward
Regional Integration – The Way Forward
  • The Global Crisis has brought to Focus how interconnected and interdependent we are.
  • There can beno successful International Cooperation of Women in the Port Community without the appropriate integrationof the relevant regional hemispheric groupings that share a commonality of purposes within the maritime industry.
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Regional Integration – The Way Forward
  • Given our size and scale it is imperative that all the agencies in the regional maritime industry work together to achieve the necessary business development and training for its people.
regional integration the way forward21

Mission Statement of the Caribbean Shipping Association

Regional Integration – The Way Forward
  • "To promote and foster the highest quality service to the maritime industry through business and training development; working with all agencies, groups and other associations for the benefit and development of its members and the peoples of the Caribbean and Latin American region.“
regional integration the way forward22
Regional Integration – The Way Forward

Today more than ever CSA’s statement and commitment rings true, and we stand ready to partner with the OAS-CIP and COCATRAM in seeing to the effective implementation of a Regional Port Community Network of Women.

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Genesis:09.08:17-21

Foretelling the future ....

and on the 1st day they created

the Caribbean Port Community Network of Women