Equality and diversity

21 April 2020

Equality and Diversity Forum

Venue: TBA

Nautilus International's new Equality and Diversity forum will have its first meeting of the new decade on Tuesday 21st April 2020 at a location yet to be determined.

The forum was launched at the Union's General Meeting in Rotterdam in October 2019, and will act as the overarching umbrella group for the original Women's Forum and Young Maritime Professionals Forum. It will meet twice a year.

Members who have Facebook accounts can now also join the new Nautilus Women’s Group. This Facebook group is for female members of the Union only.  Members of the group will be invited to share stories on relevant issues, discuss the growing impetus to encourage more women into maritime industry, network and support each other. The new group is in addition to the Young Maritime Professionals Facebook group which is also for members only.

In the future, the Union may also set up women members' and young maritime professionals' WhatsApp groups. Members can express their interest in joining these chat groups by emailing Debbie Cavaldoro at

Nautilus also remains committed to having a dedicated female organiser available who can deal with any workplace issues or provide advice to members who wish to speak to a female representative.  Please contact Rachel Lynch by emailing

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