PYA Becomes She of the Sea Signatory

The PYA is dedicated to equality and diversity within the yachting industry. To further contribute to the development of diversity within the industry, we have decided to sign the She of the Sea Pledge and have committed to diversity not only within the industry but internally within the PYA.

She of the Sea was founded by Jenny Matthews, a qualified Officer of the Watch, who aims to connect and empower women working in yachting and those who support them. In addition, she hopes that She of the Sea will cultivate equality, realise potential and celebrate diversity.

She of the Sea has collaborated with organisations and schools engaging young women, such as the 1851 Trust, the official charity of INEOS Team UK, delivering science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) events to young women. They are regularly invited to speak publicly including speaking at UK’s women's Trade and Union Congress 2019, with frequent contributions to leading industry publications and their growing community of followers, She of the Sea is uniting the industry behind its vision.

What is the She of the Sea Pledge?

The Pledge is a commitment by She of the Sea and signatory organisations to work together to build a diverse and inclusive Yachting industry. Organisations that sign the pledge represent the industry's early adopters and leaders within this global movement.?

The Pledge reflects global aspiration to see diversity and inclusion at all levels realised. A diverse workforce is widely recognised to significantly outperform any other. Areas of particular relevance to our industry include economic performance, improved work cultures, innovation and return on invested capital.

From all corners of yachting, these individuals and organisations are utilising their unique platforms to create an increasingly diverse industry, both ashore and at sea.

By combining efforts from both the shore side and crew sectors, She of the Sea hopes to see widespread change that benefits us all.?

She of the Sea welcomes interest in the Yachting Diversity & Inclusion Pledge from all organisations and vessels of any type and size.

If you would like more information on the Pledge, or if f you would like to speak to the She of the Sea team about your potential involvement, please contact: jmatthews@sheofthesea.com