“I first found out about yachting thanks to my next-door neighbours. As a captain and a chief stewardess, they were perfectly placed to tell me all about the industry. The more I learned, the more it started to resonate with me. I was about to head off to university to do a Bachelor of Commerce but suddenly I decided that I was going to change direction and train to work in the yachting world. I think my parents were a bit shocked, but the captain had assured me I could follow in his footsteps, so I didn’t have too many reservations.
Whilst I was training, I heard very strange rumours about the number of women who had followed a similar path to me and thought it just couldn’t be true. I was being told there were only ten of us in the entire industry! So I reached out to a Facebook group, Girls on Deck, and found that the numbers were much higher than I’d been told, although we still have room for improvement. I started She of the Sea as a way to connect all of the women working in the industry. Through the website, I am realizing that there are lots of us out there."
Jenny is the first officer on a superyacht based out of Barcelona. She is also the founder of She of the Sea, a platform which helps women in superyachting to connect with each other - link in bio.
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