International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women. It’s also a day to rally for women’s equality. Did you know, National Women’s Day began in 1908 and the first gathering for International Women’s Day occurred in 1911? Campaign themes over the years have included: #EachforEqual, #BalanceforBetter, #PressforProgress, #BeBoldforChange, #PledgeforParity, #MakeItHappen, #TheGenderAgenda and more. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is “Choose To Challenge.” From challenge comes change, and this year we are encouraged to #ChooseToChallenge.
At Holland America Line, we have talented women in a variety of positions on all of our ships. Here is just a small group of the women who are on board at the moment. If you have a favorite female team member who made your cruise extra memorable, let us know in the comments below!
Hotel Director Jessica Schumann.
Security Guard Maylene Magubo.
Environmental Officer Diana.
Purser Rosaline Veloso and Senior Nurse Mariaan Kock.
Clockwise from bottom left: Pooja Adep, security guard; Maybellene Labao, apprentice cook; Metka Mocnik, executive housekeeper; Lauren Jones, human resources manager; and Mireille van der Veek, 3rd engineer.
Apprentice Cook Andrea Federico.
Security Guard Cyril De Vera.
Security Guard Cecile Advincula, Security Guard Shiela Marie Valdez and Purser Cynthia Cabingue.