Navantia launched a series of initiatives this week aimed at highlighting the role of women in different professional fields, specifically the naval industry. This was the company’s way of joining in with events to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March this year.
Despite being made invisible for many years, the presence of women in our shipyards has been both constant and indispensable. From taking on less roles, recognition for the role of women employees at Navantia evolved from hiring the first female graduates several years ago, right up to the present day, where Navantia is striving to provide equal opportunities for men and women with initiatives such as the signing of the Second Equality Plan between the company and social area in recent months.
Navantia Ferrol Estuary is organising a travelling photography exhibition made up of images of women working at our centres over the past 100 years. It aims to increase visibility of the role women play in the naval industry. The exhibition is touring the different Navantia centres in Galicia and may be visited by all interested staff between 2 and 16 March.
Daily events are also being held at 10:00 in the morning across each of our centres, during which different colleagues discuss their career in the company. The idea is to create a participatory space where they can reflect together on the role of women at Navantia – past, present and future.
Navantia Bay of Cádiz is also taking part in the “Pioneers: Women in Shipyards” exhibition, made up of photographs and personnel documents borrowed from the El Dique Museum. It’s set to open on Friday 6 March at 12:30pm in the courtyards of the Navantia Management building at Puerto Real. The exhibition seeks to look back over the evolution of women’s presence in the Cadiz shipyards from the early twentieth century to the present day.
The exhibition, made up of some 20 images, will tour the three work sites, being set up in the Management buildings at the three shipyards. It will be at Puerto Real for the week running 9 to 13 March; it moves to San Fernando from 16 to 20 and then Cadiz from 23 to 27 March.
Navantia Cartagena Shipyard has chosen the lobby of its General Offices building to project photos and statements by female employees. A long-serving employee and a new hire will inaugurate this presentation on Monday 9 March and it will be open for a week. The head of the shipyard is also expected to be present at the inauguration to support the event.
Navantia Central Offices. Our colleagues Ana Moya from the Conceptual Engineering Department, Pilar Heras from HR and Ángela Castro from Communication took part in video presentations of three distinguished women: Russian astronaut Valentina Tereskhova, Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto and Spanish photographer Cristina García Rodero.
Click on the image above to watch video Ana Moya / Valentina Tereskhova
Click on the image above to watch video Pilar HEraas / Benazir Bhutto
Click on the image above to watch video Angela Castro / Cristina Garcia Rodero