A Call to Action

A Call to Action

If you’ve been around our site, you probably recognize this statistic: women make up less than 4% of the offshore workforce. Women Offshore is here to change that. As a team of contributors, with a combined total of 65 years working on vessels around the world,...
Geologist Lauren VanGenne

Geologist Lauren VanGenne

Lauren VanGenne grew up in the small farming town of Dawson Creek, BC, Canada.  She is currently working as a Senior Field Technical Analyst for a major drilling contractor.  She graduated from The University of New Brunswick as a Geologist and is working towards her...
Why Diversity Matters

Why Diversity Matters

We all probably know at least one person who becomes irate at the idea of companies making an active effort to diversify. This is due to the idea that diversification has a tendency to be demonized as a threat to job security or personal progress to those in the...
Second Officer Jessica Aberle

Second Officer Jessica Aberle

Meet Jessica Aberle from Warner Robins, Georgia. Jessica graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy and currently holds a US Coast Guard Second Mate License for working on unlimited tonnage vessels. Jessica is on our team at WomenOffshore and we sat down with her...
What’s Your Legacy?

What’s Your Legacy?

It’s fitting I write this post tonight just hours before this amazing community, Women Offshore launches.   It warms my heart because it reminds me of a journey I took not too long ago myself. Three years ago I was just beating cancer a second time, jobless (a...