September 26, 2019 is World Maritime Day. This year's theme is "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community". The International Maritime Organization (IMO) states that:
"This provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and to highlight the important - yet under-utilized - contribution of women within the maritime sector.
The International Propeller Club joins the IMO in recognizing the importance of gender equality on the maritime industry.
The International Chamber of Shipping has produced a video highlighting the leadership, education, and contributions to the innovation and productivity of the maritime industry.