“At times it’s tough ... but I never thought of giving up,” says Joanna Kwok, the first Hong Kong woman to attain the rank of chief engineer on a seagoing vessel. Photo: Natalie Kainz“At times it’s tough ... but I never thought of giving up,” says Joanna Kwok, the first Hong Kong woman to attain the rank of chief engineer on a seagoing vessel. Photo: Natalie Kainz
“At times it’s tough ... but I never thought of giving up,” says Joanna Kwok, the first Hong Kong woman to attain the rank of chief engineer on a seagoing vessel. Photo: Natalie Kainz

Why are there so few women in shipping? Hong Kong’s female sailors talk about struggle and success

  • Women are discouraged from careers in merchant shipping, although the small number of female sailors in Hong Kong is growing
  • We talk to some of the women who are breaking the industry’s glass ceiling

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“At times it’s tough ... but I never thought of giving up,” says Joanna Kwok, the first Hong Kong woman to attain the rank of chief engineer on a seagoing vessel. Photo: Natalie Kainz“At times it’s tough ... but I never thought of giving up,” says Joanna Kwok, the first Hong Kong woman to attain the rank of chief engineer on a seagoing vessel. Photo: Natalie Kainz
“At times it’s tough ... but I never thought of giving up,” says Joanna Kwok, the first Hong Kong woman to attain the rank of chief engineer on a seagoing vessel. Photo: Natalie Kainz
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