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First IMO gender equality award conferred

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (Cyprus) has been selected as the recipient of the first-ever IMO Gender Equality Award.


The IMO Council endorsed the decision of the assessment panel, which had recommended Theodosiou for the award due to the pivotal role she played in advancing gender equality and empowering women throughout her tenure as president of Wista International. She was nominated by Cyprus.


Theodosiou’s work brought significant attention to the association's mission and shed light on the challenges faced by women in the maritime industry, raising awareness among industry stakeholders, as well as international policy and decision makers, while also amplifying the voices of women and highlighting their important contributions to the maritime industry. (cj)












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