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Women Offshore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private operating foundation, supporting the careers of female seafarers worldwide. Hosted by the founder of Women Offshore, Ally Cedeno, the Women Offshore Podcast brings you stories of working on the water and topics that affect seafarers. You will be inspired by these stories as Ally explores different sea-going careers around the world. Listen in to make waves with the Women Offshore Podcast.

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Women Offshore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private operating foundation, supporting the careers of female seafarers worldwide. Hosted by the founder of Women Offshore, Ally Cedeno, the Women Offshore Podcast brings you stories of working on the water and topics that affect seafarers. You will be inspired by these stories as Ally explores different sea-going careers around the world. Listen in to make waves with the Women Offshore Podcast.

    Grief Onboard, Episode 40

    Grief Onboard, Episode 40

    Today on the podcast, lets tackle grief together to support our crewmates.

    Over 50 years ago, Winston Rice stepped on board a drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico. This experience ignited his passion for the maritime and offshore energy industries. Today, you can call him Chaplain or Father Winston Rice, serving those who work on the water through the Maritime Pastoral Institute.



    Regardless of religion or atheism, Father Winston has always been eager to go offshore to provide support to those who are grieving, when for example a crew member passes, or to provide logistical assistance when families of a mariner have faced dire circumstances.



    Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, Ally Cedeno, the founder of Women Offshore, tackles grief and hardship on the water with Chaplain Rice. No matter what your background or religion are, learn about how we can all be more supportive of our crew mates and what support is needed when facing grief offshore.



    To learn more about the Maritime Pastoral Institute and to reach out to Father Winston Rice, visit maritimepastoral.org or reach out toll free +1 844.893.8949.



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    • 36 min
    First Female Marine Pilot in India, Episode 39

    First Female Marine Pilot in India, Episode 39

    Listen to Reshma Nilofer, India's first female Maritime Pilot.

    Meet Reshma Nilofer, a maritime pilot at Syama Prasad Mookherjee Port (formerly known as the Kolkata Port Trust). She is India's first and only female maritime pilot. Reshma is a graduate of the Birla Institute of Technology, where she studied marine technology and engineering. She joined the Syama Prasad Mookherjee Port as a pilot trainee in 2011, and she earned her pilot role a few years ago.



    As a maritime pilot, Reshma is at the pinnacle of the industry. She is a navigational expert and pilots in one of the most challenging areas of the world, the Hooghly River. It is a 221 kilometer (137 mile) river known for its tidal bores, numerous sandbars, and sharp bends. Reshma does not shy away from challenges and thrives in her work, calling it "one of the most satisfying jobs in the universe."



    Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, hear from Reshma as she shares her experience as a maritime pilot and how she has overcome and manages challenges in her career, including the dangers of climbing pilot ladders.



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    • 36 min
    Vessels of Hope, Part II, Episode 38

    Vessels of Hope, Part II, Episode 38

    In a two part series, learn even more about Mercy Ships and how they save live across the globe.

    Last episode, we introduced you to Mercy Ships, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that provides surgeries for thousands of people with their floating hospitals. Since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978, over 2 million lives have been impacted through surgical care, medical training, and infrastructure development. They have completed over 100,000 surgical procedures and trained over 42,000 professionals in the areas they have served to create "a lasting legacy of healing."



    Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, learn even more about Mercy Ships and opportunities to work on board. Hear from Captain Kathy Shankle, who joined Mercy Ships in June 1986 and is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy. She shares sea stories from her decades of working at sea and how she dedicated most of her career to serving aboard Mercy Ships' vessels.



    To learn more about Mercy Ships, visit MercyShips.org. Contact Mercy Ships recruiters by emailing volunteer@mercyships.org. Information about volunteering can be found at https://www.mercyships.org/volunteer/. To apply, find your next role at https://www.mercyships.org/opportunities.mercyships.org.



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    • 30 min
    Vessels of Hope, Part I, Episode 37

    Vessels of Hope, Part I, Episode 37

    Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to transform lives and serve nations, one at a time.

    Globally, 5 billion people lack access to safe surgery, leaving many to die every day from treatable causes. Safe medical care is something that is out of reach, so many are suffering across the globe.



    Because 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast, Mercy Ships, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, can provide surgeries for thousands of people with their floating hospitals. Since Mercy Ships was founded in 1978, over 2 million lives have been impacted through surgical care, medical training, and infrastructure development. They have completed over 100,000 surgical procedures and trained over 42,000 professionals in the areas they have served to create "a lasting legacy of healing."



    Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, learn all about Mercy Ships and opportunities to work on board. Hear from Angie Fadely, Vice President of Human Resources at Mercy Ships. Angie joined Mercy Ships in 1992, with her husband, Jon, and three children, after visiting the M/V Anastasis at the port of Houston in 1989. Her family served together onboard a few of Mercy Ships' vessels, the M/V Good Samaritan and M/V Caribbean. In 2003, after 11 years of shipboard service, they moved ashore to join the team at the International Operations Center and Angie was asked to develop a recruiting team as Director of Recruitment and Career Development. After serving in this role for 8 years, she accepted the position of Vice President of Human Resources in June 2012.



    To learn more about Mercy Ships, visit MercyShips.org. Contact Mercy Ships recruiters by emailing volunteer@mercyships.org. Information about volunteering can be found at https://www.mercyships.org/volunteer/. To apply, find your next role at https://www.mercyships.org/opportunities.mercyships.org.



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    • 14 min
    Dealing with Rumors & Gossip, Episode 36

    Dealing with Rumors & Gossip, Episode 36

    Let's talk about rumors and gossip.

    It's a sad truth that most people indulge in rumors and gossip. When put on a ship, isolated and bored, the rumorville can sometimes be quite busy. If you have found yourself as the subject of rumors, how did you handle it? If you gossiped about someone, why did you do it? If you heard a tall tale and did nothing about it, why didn't you intervene to stop it?



    Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, explore ways to handle rumors on board and stop the gossip with Erica D'Eramo from Two Piers Consulting, a public-benefit corporation tackling diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Erica analyzes this subject from all angles, including how gossipers and bystanders can take positive action.



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    • 20 min
    A Pledge to Change an Industry, Episode 35

    A Pledge to Change an Industry, Episode 35

    In 2017, a group of women came together to pledge for a higher standard in the fishing industry.

    The Strength of the Tides community was started in 2017 by Elma Burnham, a commercial fisherman who spent the last decade fishing in Bristol Bay, Alaska. What started as a pledge for the fishing community to publicly state they support women who work on the water, Strength of the Tides, has grown into a global community of women in the fishing industry. They believe that women's lives, bodies, and strengths are undervalued in today's culture. Strength of the Tides is simply a rebuttal of that idea. The project works to support, celebrate and empower women working in the maritime industries through representation, community, and education, in addition to the pledge it was founded on.



    Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, listen to why Elma started Strength of the Tides, why the pledge exists, and what's next for the platform. To learn more about Strength of the Tides, please visit: https://www.strengthofthetides.org/



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Challenging Norms & Educating Everyone!

Ally tackles the long overdue need to provide a place for women who work offshore to both learn about it as well as a podcast for everyone to gain perspective on the ongoing Evolution of how the oil & gas industry operates. Here’s to going forward and not going back to the way things were! Keep up the great work and another Gem by OGGN’s group of podcasts.

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Female Empowering

It’s terrible that we live in a world where females are still not equal to men, especially in the maritime industry, where the concept is even more archaic. However what is even worse is females bashing females, spreading rumors about other females, etc. I’m so happy this non profit organization exists because I see the change this company is making with uniting people, both male and female, old and young, throughout the maritime industry. Love the podcast. Each episode great and informative. Please keep up the amazing work.

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Amazing women doing good work

This is an uplifting community of women supporting one another in relevant and realistic ways within the Offshore and Maritime industry.

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