MBNA Thames Clippers embrace IWD 2018 with an all-female crew

For one day only, MBNA Thames Clippers will be crewed by an all-female team to mark International Women’s Day 2018. On 8 March 2018, the onboard crew will be led by Joy McGlinchey, who in 2015, her fifth year working for the river operator, achieved the accolade of becoming the river’s youngest high-speed captain to work on the Thames.

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On International Women’s Day, Joy (left) will be joined by Ellie Wooldridge (mate – pictured second from left) and Emma Lewis (relief mate – pictured second from right) on the RB1 route from Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) to Battersea Power Station, whilst barista Sitarah Bailey-Thompson (right) completes the all-female crew.

With an all-female Fleet Control and three of the four female captains on the Thames working for the business, MBNA Thames Clippers hopes the activity will highlight the many opportunities available to women keen to pursue a rewarding career in the marine sector. As a company it is passionate about continuing to challenge the ratios of what remains a male-dominated sector.

MBNA Thames Clippers was the proud winner of the Employer of the Year award at the 2017 London Transport Awards which recognises the people and organisations that make a real difference to transport across London. Visit the MBNA Thames Clippers website to learn more about Joy and Ellie and see their latest opportunities.

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