Student Research

Women in maritime from sea to shore

A capstone project submitted to the faculty of the California Maritime Academy in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs.

This thesis provides a history and background on women at sea, addressing the past, present, and future of the maritime women. One focus is on the obstacles women faced when breaking into a male dominant field of work. How over time the integration of women in maritime dealt with a number of different challenges. The untold stories of sexual harassment have been unveil, women have taken on more responsibility and higher ranks in the marine and military. Most important finding the answers as to why women are leaving the wonders of the sea and taking shore side jobs. What issues and reforms that can be handle with policy change. Despite challenge women faced on vessels, in war, at work, and at home they continue to hold on to the dreams of one day being recognized for the work they put in. This thesis showcase some to these women and what they went through.