Equality and Diversity Forum
Venue: Online. Register for GM23 to attend
Are you interested in promoting an inclusive maritime workplace? You'll find like-minded people at the tenth Nautilus Equality and Diversity Forum on 23 October at 2023, which is being held just ahead of the formal start of GM23.
It's a chance to discuss the big issues, network with fellow members and influence Union policy, with the main meeting enhanced by special breakout groups for women members, LGBT+ members and young maritime professionals.
You can attend GM23 in person or online. Registrations to attend in person are now limited and will close at 17:00(BST) on Friday 1 September 2023. After that, online attendance will still be possible via a separate online registration form.
Register to attend GM23 online only
Members attending online will be able to vote and engage with the meeting remotely.
By registering you will also be eligible to attend the Equality and Diversity Forum on Monday 23 October, and those attending in person can attend an evening welcome drinks reception at the Hilton.
Breakout groups for Pride, Women and Young Maritime Professionals are also taking place around the main EDF meeting.
The EDF forum was launched at the Union's General Meeting in Rotterdam in October 2019, and acts as the overarching umbrella group for the original Women's Forum and Young Maritime Professionals Forum. It meets twice a year.
Members who have Facebook accounts can however keep in touch online via our social media accounts on Facebook, and LinkedIn. Female members can also join the 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 group is in addition to the Young Maritime Professionals Facebook group which is also for members only.
The Union may also set up women members' and young maritime professionals' WhatsApp groups. Members can express their interest in joining these chat groups or registering interest in attending the Forum by emailing the EDF secretary Danny McGowan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who to contact
Nautilus 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 email@example.com.
There is also a dedicated young members' organiser available who can deal with any workplace issues or provide advice to members who wish to speak to a younger union representative. Please contact Martyn Gray on firstname.lastname@example.org or YMP@nautilusint.org.