Maritime Women: Global Leadership

  • Momoko Kitada
  • Erin Williams
  • Lisa Loloma Froholdt

Part of the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs book series (WMUSTUD, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lisa Loloma Froholdt, Erin Williams, Momoko Kitada
    Pages 1-13
  3. Maritime Policy and Women’s Advancement

  4. Career Development and Gender Issues

  5. Maritime Education and Research: Impact of Women

  6. Global Leadership for Maritime Women

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Karin Orsel
      Pages 229-232
  7. Sustainable Issues in Shipping: Women’s Contribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Pengfei Zhang, Minghua Zhao
      Pages 235-253
    3. Marlene Calderón, Diana Illing, Ingrid Schipperen, Pedro Antão
      Pages 267-286
    4. Momoko Kitada, Lisa Loloma Froholdt, Erin Williams
      Pages 287-293
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 295-304

About these proceedings


This exciting new WMU book series' volume features the first attempt to include detailed experiences of women in the maritime sector at a global level. It highlights the achievement of women in the maritime sector, in particular, women’s leadership and service to the sustainable development of the maritime industry. The volume contains contemporary studies on maritime women and follows an inter-disciplinary approach. It offers an overview of women's integration into the maritime sector since the late 1980s as well as benchmarking its impact on various levels, such as policy, employment, education, leadership and sustainability. Even 20 years after the Beijing Declaration, gender-related challenges at work still remain in the maritime sector, for example, lack of gender policy, difficulty in work-life balance, access to education, and leadership opportunities. The book addresses a series of recommendations that may further help the integration of women into the maritime sector.


Beijing Declaration Gender equality policy Woman seafarers Woman's leadership Women in the maritime sector

Editors and affiliations

  • Momoko Kitada
    • 1
  • Erin Williams
    • 2
  • Lisa Loloma Froholdt
    • 3
  1. 1.World Maritime UniversityMalmöSweden
  2. 2.BrunssumThe Netherlands
  3. 3.World Maritime UniversityMalmöSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45384-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45385-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8772
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8780
  • Buy this book on publisher's site