Creating the next generation of female maritime leaders
Maritime SheEO offers a bouquet of services focusing on the business case for diversity. It aims to create solutions that can impact the maritime and allied industries – with a focus on diversity & inclusion (D&I), leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship and competitive advantage.
We work with organisations to create a level playing field for women and environment conducive for women to rise to leadership positions. Our team of experts employ D&I initiatives to address and eliminate unconscious bias, conduct gender sensitisation programs and help with the smooth transition of women from ship to shore positions.
We have conducted important research to highlight the business case for diversity. Our goal is to increase the participation of women and eliminate all forms of biases in the Maritime Industry. By highlighting the best practices in the Industry, we aim to build a robust list of resources for the industry to use related to diversity, create recommendations and guidelines for increasing the capacity of women in the industry by promoting diversity, inclusion & open-mindedness.
About The Founder
Sanjam Sahi Gupta
Maritime SheEO is the brainchild of our founder Sanjam. An advocate for Diversity in the Maritime Industry, she is the “go to” person for gender issues in the Indian maritime industry as well as overseas. Passionate about driving change, she launched Maritime SheEO in August 2019.
She has been working in the maritime industry since 2001 and is a Director of Sitara Shipping Ltd. A founder member of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) India, she is also currently Exco member of WISTA International. She’s a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the World Maritime University based in Malmo, Sweden.
In 2014 the International Women’s Leadership Forum awarded her “Leading Woman in Shipping Business”. As an Ambassador of Sailor Society in India she’s committed to Seafarers welfare. In 2018, she was a major force in bringing out the “Diversity Handbook” representing WISTA International along with ISWAN and Anglo Eastern.
In May 2018, she was the recipient of the Sandvik Gender Award –for her outstanding contribution and commitment to gender equality. As part of her award she conducted India’s first survey for gathering data on women in maritime.Glenmark Pharmaceuticals awarded her “Woman of the Year 2019” in March 2019.
In June 2019 she was invited as part of a High Level panel initiative by The Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, comprising a group of world leaders from coastal states committed to ocean action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. She is a member of the Diversity Committee constituted by the International Chamber of Shipping. In February 2020, she was named as one of the top 100 women in shipping by All About Shipping UK.