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Combining the resources and network of the shore side industry, with the wealth of experience, knowledge and journeys of the women working at sea, we are realising the vision of a high performing, competency focused yachting industry, regardless of gender.

In 2018 after 8 years in the industry, our founder Jenny Matthews, qualified as an Officer of the Watch. Realising she had never once worked with another female in the deck department, she asked the simple question "who else is out there?"

​She of the Sea was born. Our aim is simple, connect and empower women working in yachting and those who support them. Cultivate equality, realise potential and celebrate diversity. Over the past two years the platform has gained powerful and industry-wide momentum and support. Shore side organisations and crew at all levels are uniting with the vision of a high performing, competency focused industry, regardless of gender.

She of the Sea has collaborated with organisations and schools engaging young women, such as the 1851 Trust, the official charity of INEOS Team UK, delivering science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) events to young women. We are regularly invited to speak publicly including speaking at UK’s women's Trade and Union Congress 2019, with frequent contributions to leading industry publications and our growing community of followers, She of the Sea is uniting the industry behind its vision.

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We are grateful to our primary sponsors & partners for their continued support: