To remind, Maritime SheEO is an IMO-endorsed leadership accelerator organisation for women in the shipping and logistics sectors.
As explained, the ship management company holds hong-standing and comprehensive diversity, gender equality and leadership acceleration procedures and practices.
In addition, the company has set a vareity of policies across its global offices to mitigate against unconscious bias in recruitment and talent reviews.
In light of the situation, Sanjam Sahi Gupta, Founder of Maritime SheEO, marked:
Synergy Group has become a leading light in our battle to bring more diversity to shipping. Women make up just 2% of the global shipping workforce and less than 1% occupy leaderships roles. This is an issue that is failing our industry as well as failing the women in it. So it is heartening that companies such as Synergy are making such fantastic, positive strides.
What is more, the Singapore-headquartered ship manager is currently partnering with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in order to develop group on-line resources for employees to guide their understanding of diverse cultures and biases.
We are grateful this award from Maritime SheEO recognises the progress we have made on gender equality and diversity. In our three offices in the Philippines we are close to a 50/50 gender balance. In the not too distant future, we will have a 50-50 gender split at sea and shore. Not just in the Philippines, but globally.
…accepting the award on behalf of Synergy Group, Priya Jaishankar, Senior Manager for Procurement, said.
For the records, Synergy Group was awared during the close of the inaugural Maritime SheEO virtual conference which took place on 23rd November.