Monday, November 13, 2023

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SisterShip Training, the trailblazing force in empowering women in maritime careers, held an exclusive event for their female maritime students on board P&O's Pacific Adventure during its port call in Eden on Sunday.

The landmark event marked the culmination of the dedicated efforts of their female maritime students, bringing them together for a unique networking experience with industry leaders, employers, and inspiring women in maritime.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Twofold Bay, attendees had the opportunity to hear from influential figures in the maritime sector, including Port Jackson’s Harbour Manager from Svitzer, Renee Connolly and Island Cruising and Women Who Sail NZ Managing Director, Viki Moore, as well as and several other inspirational women in the maritime industry.
Featuring success stories that highlighted the remarkable achievements of women in leadership roles within the maritime sector and outlining the various career paths available, the event provided participants with valuable insights to empower them as they chart their futures with confidence and resilience.

Jackie Parry, founder of Sistership Training said, “I am inspired and proud of the remarkable journey we've embarked on to empower women in the maritime industry. This event, thanks to P&O Cruises Australia, is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our wonderful students. It's heart-warming to witness the industry coming together to support our vision to create an inclusive and diverse maritime community.”

Kathryn Robertson, Chief Commercial Officer P&O Cruises Australia said, "P&O is honoured to host the Sistership training event, as we strongly believe in empowering women in the
maritime industry. Through our support for this initiative, we aim to help facilitate opportunities for women within our industry and contribute to a more equitable and prosperous future for all in the maritime sector."

The event perfectly encapsulated SisterShip Training's unwavering commitment to nurturing a supportive community where women can not only find success but thrive in the maritime industry.

About SisterShip Training

SisterShip Training is a pioneering initiative founded by Skipper Jackie Parry, dedicated to empowering women in the maritime industry. Through mentorship, education, and networking, SisterShip Training is transforming maritime careers and fostering a diverse, inclusive workforce.

The event and the Connecting Women to (Maritime) Trades program is funded under the Trade Pathways Program – Training Services NSW. Proudly funded by the NSW Government.

About P&O Cruises Australia

For 90 years, P&O Cruises Australia has taken Australians and New Zealanders on dream holidays to amazing destinations along the Australian coast as well as the idyllic South Pacific. The homegrown cruise line delivers a holiday with great entertainment, world-class dining and unforgettable onboard experiences while sailing to some of the most incredible destinations in the Pacific. Delivered in the Aussie way, you can choose to do everything, or nothing at all, with P&O Cruises Australia.