Our social purpose

All activities conducted by WoMen+Sea support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and promotes more responsible social, environmental and governance practices in the maritime sector, particularly in sea-going operations.

Through our non-commercial activities outlined below, we partner with social entrepreneurs, support development projects, (re)invests and seeks grants to upscale our social impact in support of our beneficiaries.



Maritime companies committed to levelling the sector’s playing field on ESG practices.


Women in the maritime sector aspiring to a leadership position at sea and onshore.


Seafarers seeking decent working conditions to pursue a meaningful sea-going career.


Impact activities

To widen our beneficial impact, we are looking for co-financing and partners interested in supporting a series of Cooperative Inquiries (Co-inquiries) and a new Maritime Sustainability Incubator (MSI).

Both initiatives are facilitated spaces to explore, share experience, gain insight and find knowledge about what works in promoting behavioural change towards maritime sustainability.

Collaborative Inquiries are designed as action-research to explore gender equality and women empowerment issues important to both the maritime sector and future generations of seafarers.

The Maritime Sustainability Incubator is a knowledge exchange and peer learning problem solving space that brings together entrepreneurial individuals passionate about the maritime sector and sustainability.