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Maritime mission: women can captain superyachts, says new campaign

The She of the Sea Campaign encourages young girls to consider careers as superyacht captains. Jenny Matthews and Natasha Ambrose, both first officers on superyachts, are looking to address the imbalance of the number of women captains and first officers.

Although many women are employed onboard superyachts the number of female captains and first officers is astonishingly low. In fact 95% are men. Natasha Ambrose and Jenny Matthews are looking to encourage schoolgirls to consider a career as a captain or engineer. So altering the unconscious bias of the stereotypical view of the roll women play onboard superyachts, and it becomes the norm to see women captains, engineers or deck hands rather than only stewardesses.

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