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She of the Sea

 The community of professionals in the Yachting industry, and those who support them.

The Vision

SHe of the sea

United industry-wide action towards growth.

We are cultivating equality, realising potential and celebrating diversity.

This is the platform to connect and champion each other towards excellence.

 

Combining the resources and network of the shore side industry, with the wealth of experience, knowledge and journeys of the women working at sea, we are realising  the vision of a high performing, competency focused industry, regardless of gender.

Who we are

Jenny Matthews

On passing her Officer of the Watch after 8 years in the industry, and never having worked with another female deck member, Jenny asked a simple question “who else is out there?”.  She of the Sea was born. Along with Natasha, Jenny continues to unite the yachting industry the vision of a high performing and competency focused industry, regardless of gender.

Natasha Ambrose

Natasha has been in the industry for over 7 years, holds her Chief Mate 3000gt CoC and has worked on both Sailing and Motor Yachts ranging from 35m to 75m. Natasha joined She of the Sea to utilise her knowledge and experience in championing growth and excellence within the yachting industry.

advisory board

William 

Maclachlan

Partner

HFW law

William is a partner in the London office of the international law firm HFW. As a transactional lawyer, he advises on a wide range of yacht related matters with a particular focus on design and intellectual property, construction, sale and purchase, ownership structures and VAT, charter, management, crew contracts and refit and repair projects. William also advises on physical and cyber security on board yachts and other developing issues. William spent 8 months seconded to a leading German yacht builder and is a trustee of the global seafarers charity, the Mission to Seafarers.

Kate

Mardel-Ferreira

Head of Operations

1851-Trust

Kate is the Head of Operations and Sailing Programmes for the 1851 Trust. The Trust is a dynamic and innovative education charity that inspires and engages the next generation with the aim through education, sailing and the marine industry to become the  innovators of the future. Kate also spent years in the yachting industry Captaining private yachts and is committed to supporting young women to fulfil their potential.

Lisa

Blackshaw

Chief Officer

M/Y Rising Sun

Lisa is the Chief Officer on a prestigious 138m Superyacht. Coming from a commercial maritime background Lisa offers her wider insight and perspective. Lisa qualified in 2008 as OOW unlimited after completing a cadetship on a nuclear fuel transportation carrier. Lisa has a BSc Hons in Nautical science and also actively runs a climate change awareness page.

Vanessa

Sanyauke

Founder 

Girls Talk London

Vanessa Sanyauke is a diversity, inclusion & responsible business professional advising and working closely with FTSE 100 businesses on diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation. She is also the Founder of Girls Talk London, an award-winning agency that has connected thousands of women and girls in the UK with global brands and businesses in the S.T.E.M (Science, engineering, technology & math's) sector. In 2019, Vanessa was featured as one of 30 people changing the world in the London Business School Review.

Dean

Pilatti

Captain

M/Y Ariennce

Captain of one of the industry's most prestigious charter yachts M/Y Arience, Dean has been in the yachting Industry for over twenty years, has travelled worldwide and gained huge experience in the yachting field as well as in human interaction. His personal approach onboard is infectious and he won the A Crew awards for Master 3000 Captain in 2019. Dean is committed to realising a diverse high performing industry regardless of gender.

Current Action

Pledge

Uniting the many sectors of the industry in the spirit of collaboration to use their own unique platforms to cultivate diversity. Crew agents, training providers, management companies and of course the yachts themselves are setting unique and achievable targets to move our industry forward.

Next Gen

Letting young women know they can be the Captain, they can be the engineer.  She of the Sea is collaborating with schools and STEM programs world wide to broaden the horizons of the next generation.

Visibility

Promoting a constant flow of women in epaulets, in the engine room and the bridge. Providing an alternative narrative of a Womans role in the Superyacht industry. Celebrating the trail blazing women for future generations.

Community

Connecting the ever growing community of female Captains, officers, deck crew and engineers, as well as the men and businesses that support them.

Creating meaningful connections between real people behind change within our industry.

Awareness

"She who holds the pen, writes history"

Including the female perspective and narrative in the industries media is an important step to normalising diversity. She of the Sea is collaborating and being featured by the leading Superyacht platforms.

Podcast, articles, guest columns and more below.

Inform

Making vital career information available to all that seek it removes barriers, taking the luck out of career progression and empowering those that want to, to excell in their chosen field.