Parenthood at sea
According to the IMO, 2% of seafarers are women at sea. I wonder what the percentage of Mummies at sea is!? Like 0.01%!!?! Less!!?!
A post on LinkedIn sparked my curiosity. Heather Enness, Master Mariner and mother of three, posted the above. Young people I meet in the maritime industry get questions about if they don’t want to have a family since they are going to work at sea. I knew I just had to speak with Heather and find out if that is a hurdle nowadays, to be a parent and work at sea. What can we do to make the change?
Listen to Heather and hear her passion for her job, her love for her children and how she is a role model for young people today. Heather wishes that more companies in our industry dared to discuss parenthood at sea.
Every conversation matters. Are you able to bring these questions up in your everyday life? Please drop me a line at email@example.com and spill your beans. Who knows, I might get more ideas from your feedback. Thanks for listening.