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Institute director Julie Lithgow recognised for services to diversity
Posted on Friday, January 3, 2020
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers head awarded an OBE in
annual British honours list
Julie Lithgow has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the
British Empire (OBE) in the British New Year's Honours List for
services to diversity in the maritime sector.
Lithgow, director of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, is
among several shipping names to be recognised in the 2020 list.
Lithgow, who is active in promoting diversity in shipping
through industry groups, said: "This OBE was conferred for services
to diversity. The Women in Maritime task force and the Women in
Maritime Charter are the results of an army of women and men across
our industry who are stepping up to an issue that goes from grass
roots to boardroom and not shying away from looking at all the root
causes, large and small, from PPE to parental leave.
Within this group of exceptionally hard-working,
practically-minded and unfailingly enthusiastic people I found a
place to express my worries, and a forum to have my own biases
challenged, and a source of endless optimism for our industry.
"It's an honour to accept this OBE on behalf on both the
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Women in Maritime
taskforce that I have so enjoyed being part of.
"The Institute's commitment to the accessibility of
qualifications and education to the highest level across our
industry is a privilege to be part of. In 2020, the year the
Institute celebrates the centenary of its Royal Charter, it reminds
us of the Institute's enduring impact on our sector; hundreds of
thousands of young people, from across the globe have benefitted
from the Institute's one hundred years of remarkable leadership and
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