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Rise of women leaders in maritime

Four female industry veterans discuss the role and contribution of women in Asia's maritime industry

''I believe that, for all clients, it is the responsiveness and the quality of the work delivered that counts at the end of the day,'' says Magdalene Chew.

''There needs to be more targeted education and maritime training, as well as more opportunities for women to progress,'' says Xue Hua.

''In terms of opportunities for women joining the industry, I can say the industry has become more gender equal and merit-based,'' says Su Yin Anand.

''It's not easy to attract women to join a male-dominated industry. Some roles require a certain degree of physicality,'' says Dorcas Teo.


  • Magdalene Chew, Director & President, Asia Legal LLC and President, Women's International Shipping and Trading Association Singapore
  • Xue Hua, Managing Director, Weichai Singapore
  • Su Yin Anand, Co-founder & Director,

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