Women in maritime
Stena Line’s senior leadership is now made up of three women and three men, as Elisabeth Lönne was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer in May 2022, joining Margareta Jensen Dickson, Chief People and Communications Officer, and Marica Derenstrand, Chief Financial Officer.
The other members of Group Management are CEO Niclas Mårtensson; Ian Hampton, Chief Operating Officer Fleet and Government Affairs; and Carl-Johan Hellner, Chief Operating Officer Ports & Terminals and Head of Stena Line Group Strategy.
Committed to equality
“Achieving gender balance at our most senior management level sends a strong message,” says Salem Yohannes, Diversity & Inclusion Lead. “We’re showing our customers and colleagues – and our industry – that we’re committed to improving gender equality at every level of our company.”
Gender equality is a key part of our sustainability strategy, and we set ambitious targets for improvement each year. In our industry, just 2.7% of seafarers are women, so it’s important that we play our part in expanding opportunities for women in all areas of our business.
Although we are pleased to have exceeded our target to have 30% women in our Group Management team, there is still more to be done. We continue to work towards a future where we have 30% female managers across the business.
“Actively working towards improved gender equality means we have wider scope to choose the best talent,” explains Margareta. “And that will help us deliver as a business. Research shows that when companies are more equal, they are also more creative, innovative, and profitable.”
Learn more from Elisabeth, Margareta and Marica by watching our short International Women’s Day film.