15+15 webinar: How are diversity and safety interlinked?

  • 15 May 2024
  • 15 May 2024
  • Online
  • David Ditlev Almegaard
  • dda@bimco.org

The term "safety" has undergone a bit of a transformation over the past years, focusing more on the psychological part of safety.

This change is happening due to the evolvement of the World and new generations stepping forward. And as the view on safety is changing so is the view on leadership and what capabilities a leader need today.

Camilla W. Westergaard started her sailing career as a cadet with Maersk in 2013 and has recently stepped into a new position ashore as assurance surveyor.

In this 15+15 she will come with examples of this change and the challenges linked to it that she has experienced during her career at sea and with the shore perspective as Assurance Surveyor.

All of this are tying into the maritime industries wish and need for more diversity.

  • But how exactly are these two terms interlinked?
  • What can women bring to the table and why is this different from what their male colleagues are bringing?
  • How can diversity affect safety at sea and future of shipping?


This 30-minute webinar begins at 12:00 UTC (See your time zone here)


15+15 weekly webinars are a 30-minute webinar which includes a 15-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A.


 Camilla W. Westergaard
Camilla Westergaard started as a deck cadet with Maersk in 2013 and has been with Maersk ever since. She sailed as deck officer in the container fleet until 2022, where she took a shore-based position as DEI coordinator in the headquarter in Copenhagen. After 6 months she returned to sea, where she was promoted to Chief Officer. Camilla is currently based in Algeciras, Spain, where she is working as vessel assurance surveyor for Maersk – by taking up this position Maersk wrote history as Camilla is the first female surveyor in the company. Camilla is planning to return to sea in a few years to pursue the last step up to Captain.