Recognizing the fundamental role women play in the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the Hemisphere, the Organization of American States (OAS) encourages them to take leadership in both public institutions and the private sector. In line with the Cartagena Action Plan 2014-2016 the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) promotes an inclusive, competitive, and socially responsible port system. As women are essential to boosting competitiveness, the CIP aims at empowering female professionals in the port sector of the Americas.
The Maritime Award of the Americas: Outstanding Women in the Maritime and Port Sector, organized by the CIP, brings together the Maritime Authority of Panama, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), and other relevant institutions to promote gender equality in OAS member countries.
2016 (First Edition)