April 11, 2024
Women in Blue Economy at the 9th Our Ocean Conference

Next week, as the 9th Our Ocean Conference convenes in Athens, the spotlight will be on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lighthouse where an inspiring panel will unfold. This much-anticipated session 'Women in Blue Economy' is set for April 16, 2024, from 11:30 to 12:30.

The event boasts an exceptional lineup of women who are at the helm of maritime progress. With the welcome address by Semiramis Paliou and moderated by Maria Damanaki, the panel features voices like Prof. Assunção Cristas and Nancy Lindborg, among others, who will dive into discussions on sustainable development and the integral role women play in the stewardship of our seas.

This gathering is a beacon for anyone invested in the future of marine conservation and the growth of the blue economy through a lens of equality and diversity. Participants are poised to engage with actionable insights and network with pioneers shaping the future of our ocean.

The conference's tagline - "Our Ocean - An Ocean of Potential" - encapsulates the boundless opportunities that lie beneath the waves. This theme resonates profoundly with the inclusion of women in the blue economy, emphasizing that just as the ocean is teeming with untapped resources and possibilities, so is the potential of women who are integral to maritime innovation and leadership. By empowering women, we not only unlock a deeper well of ingenuity and perspectives but also ensure a more comprehensive and sustainable stewardship of our ocean's vast riches.