Ann Fenech this week moderated a panel on Women in Today’s Shipping at the CMI Colloquium in Mexico City together with Liliana Monsalve head of the claims department of the IOPC funds. The panel was made up of Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou – President of Wista International, Katerina Vuskovic Perez President of the Peruvian Maritime Law Association, Elizabeth Salas President of the Peruvian Maritime Law Association and Pamela Tansey an international speaker on gender equality having headed the IMO 30 year strategy for integration of women in shipping. This panel discussed various aspects of the subject underlining the fact that the growth of the shipping sector cannot afford to be deprived of the value added brought by competent ladies to this sector.