On November 1-3, 2012, the Maritime Administration and the State University of New York Maritime College will host the sixth annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference in Bronx, New York. This annual conference will bring together cadets from the Federal and State Merchant Marine Academies and Colleges with professional mariners who are leaders in different sectors of the maritime industry. The event will be an excellent opportunity for cadets to learn about the exciting careers that are open to them directly from successful women as well as to hear about current issues affecting the maritime industry. This opportunity is also ideal for cadets and professionals alike to meet and network with others in the maritime industry. WOW Conference Goals: Promote diversity in the maritime industry Provide exposure to the history and the current climate women face today working in the maritime industry Provide opportunities for cadets to interact and network with cadets from other academies and current female leaders in the maritime industry Provide exposure to maritime organizations for women Provide exposure to the career opportunities available in the maritime industry Provide an introduction/exposure to MARAD and its female leadership Provide an update on current issues impacting the maritime industry and its workforce, especially those that impact the lives of women If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the 2012 Women on the Water Conference, or if you have questions regarding the conference, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Who should attend: Maritime Academy Cadets Maritime Associations Ship Operators Ship Owners Ship Managers Seafarer & Trade Union Representatives Maritime Lawyers Maritime Insurers Maritime Financial specialists Maritime Academy Representatives Maritime Industry Representatives The conference fee, meals, and lodging will be waived for all current Maritime Academy cadets.