From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Mari Mendez
Yesterday was World Maritime Day, and to celebrate, we’re spotlighting the incredible female Crew Members and Officers onboard our ships. Disney Cruise Line is dedicated to empowering our women at sea for the benefit of all of our Crew Members and the maritime industry at large.
Take a look at this video to learn more about the contribution of women at Disney Cruise Line from our female officers.
Disney Cruise Line is committed to inspiring the next generation of female leaders in the maritime industry. Earlier this year, you may remember that Disney Cruise Line announced that it will sponsor four scholarships at the LJM Maritime Academy for female cadets aspiring to become ship captains and shipboard leaders. The scholarships, one for each of the ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet, will include tuition to the three-year program – two years of study at the academy and one year of service aboard a Disney ship.
Other programs include the debut of Captain Minnie Mouse who will make the rounds on all Disney ships and visit port communities including those in The Bahamas. And later this year, Captain Minnie Mouse will also appear in an all-new, onboard youth activity being developed for Disney Cruise Line ships where young captain hopefuls will practice STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills in a fun, interactive marine-themed activity.
As a woman, I’m proud to work with so many inspirational women across all levels of the organization and am grateful that Disney fosters a supportive work environment for everyone.