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Yachting Pages is proud to present a series of interviews with inspirational women working at the heart of the superyacht industry. We have teamed up with the Association of Women in Yachting to showcase the outstanding work being carried out by the women seeking to make waves in the marine sector – for themselves and, more importantly, for the next generation.

A 2021 survey by She of the Sea on diversity in the industry highlighted the disparity between female crew compared to their male counterparts – of 32,000 crew members (including those currently employed and those seeking work) surveyed, only 28% were women. Further examination of the sample pool by job role revealed some worrying data for those championing diversity, including the fact that just 2.1% of captains were female.

Jenny Matthews, chief officer and co-founder of She of the Sea, noted, “We will have to wait until next year’s collection to compare results to find out what is happening here. If senior representation increases, this signals we have a new generation climbing the ranks. If they don’t, then we have a serious talent pipeline blockage on our hands.”

This can’t happen. We want to see the number increase significantly year-on-year. That’s why our collaborative interviews will shine a spotlight on the fearless females who are breaking down barriers and pioneering change within the superyacht industry. Their stories will inspire more women to pursue a career on board, and their professional endeavours will ensure new job opportunities become available for those who do.

Join us as we explore the back-stories of these incredible women in yachting.

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by Nathan Bees on October 14, 2021
Benigna von Brederlow: Displaying her true DNA at Safinah Group
by Nathan Bees on October 14, 2021
In our latest Women in Yachting interview we spoke to Benigna von Brederlow, head of yacht at Safinah Group. She describes how she made her way into the superyacht industry, via a PhD in Human Genetics, and offers advice to aspiring professionals.... Read full article
by Nathan Bees on September 20, 2021
Brenda Manzanilla: Making an impression at Marina V&V
by Nathan Bees on September 20, 2021
In our latest Women in Yachting interview, Yachting Pages and Brenda Manzanilla sat down to discuss her career in yachting to date and her current role as Harbour Master at Marina V&V in Cancun, Mexico.... Read full article
by Nathan Bees on September 09, 2021
Ralitsa Mihaylova: Engineering progress in the yachting industry
by Nathan Bees on September 09, 2021
In our latest Women in Yachting interview, Yachting Pages spent time with Ralitsa Mihaylova of Safinah Group to learn about her backstory in the industry, her personal achievements and the idea of young people challenging society to force change.... Read full article
by Nathan Bees on August 25, 2021
Yolanda Espinoza: Establishing Eco Naviera as Mexico’s leading yacht agency
by Nathan Bees on August 25, 2021
In our latest Women in Yachting interview, we spoke to esteemed Mexican yacht agent Yolanda Espinoza about her career to date and the challenges she has faced along the way. She also offers top tips on how to get ahead within the superyacht industry.... Read full article
by Nathan Bees on August 06, 2021
Jenny Matthews: Breaking barriers with She of the Sea and Legasea
by Nathan Bees on August 06, 2021
In our first Women in Yachting interview, we spoke to chief officer and She of the Sea founder Jenny Matthews on her experiences in the superyacht industry and the importance of inspiring the next generation of female yachting professionals.... Read full article

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