Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

International Women´s Day: Venezuelan Women and the Aquatic Sector. Visibility and Sustainability

May 20, 2023

One of our Founding Members, Ms. María Grazia Blanco leads a fantastic Newsletter called MG News which we highly suggest adding immediately to your reference library. On its latest edition, she included an extraordinary article to commemorate International Women´s Day. She highlights the importance of women in their communities and how this can be decisive in their economic growth.

There is ample evidence that investing in women is the most effective way to build up communities, companies and even countries. And this is not my authorship, it is the result of a study conducted by The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards.

It is proven that women’s participation is related to economic growth and perhaps that is why we see more and more women in key and important jobs for the maritime industry. That is why again, I want to remember my colleagues Juana Méndez first naval registrar, Elizabeth Chandler, Judith Silva, Ana Mary Ramírez, Ivith Umaña, Patricia Martínez, Grecia Parra, Erika Chumaceiro, Cristina Mujica, Inés Tovar, Carolina Romero, Jacqueline de Man, Carla Hurtado, among others.”

Read full article: Maria Grazia Blanco Article MG NEWS 7 (1)


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