Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It further marks a call to action to accelerate gender equality. We can think of no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day in yachting than by re-publishing an interview with the co-founder of She of the Sea, Jenny Matthews.
She of the Sea is going on its third year of promoting diversity and inclusion across yachting. Matthews and fellow co-founder Natasha Ambrose are former superyacht deck crew. They noticed that they were the exception to the rule, so to speak, in their careers. Their initial self-funded, grassroots passion project now has international, industry-wide support and actionable impact.
Indeed, She of the Sea has a newly launched mentorship program. This provides yacht crew with the access and opportunities they need to better succeed. Additionally, all of the organization’s initiatives and the metrics it collects align with a few of the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations. Furthermore, it uses globally recognized standards for sustainability reporting. And, just today, it has released an annual report shedding light on diversity and inclusion in yachting. All of this is to ensure that She of the Sea rises above the din of “all talk and no action” that plagues a variety of non-profits.
Especially as a woman-owned company, MegayachtNews.com is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day in yachting by sharing this podcast interview once again. Our company is further proud to be a signatory supporting organization for She of the Sea. Listen to our podcast interview to learn why.
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