Christelle, almost two decades as a seafood professional, is helping individuals and organizations to improve and be future-ready. She considers (gender) diversity as a crucial competitive advantage to thrive in our shifting world.
Benjamin secretary of WSI is also the general manager of a non-for-profit dedicated to kids nutrition. Benjamin considers that gender equality is systemic and that the commitment of men is crucial to make things move.
Jennifer is a Fishery Officer and the Gender Focal Point for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the FAO of the United Nation. Her role is to coordinate and support the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department’s gender-related work by raising gender awareness, providing technical advice, knowledge and tools.
After a career as Head of the Fisheries Policy Division in charge of the OCDE Organisation´s overall work on fisheries and aquaculture policies, Carl-Christian is presently the Chair of the board of the Nordic Marine Think Tank.
Hanaa works as a senior regional sales manager EMEA at Clearwater Seafoods, one of the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. After 12 years experience as a female leader in the seafood industry, she definitely support gender balance policies.
Camille has been working as a project coordinator, advocacy and communication officer for 5 years at local and international levels both in cultural and environmental NGOs. Her main area of work focus on ocean and seafood sustainability. Passionnate about gender issues and feminism, Camille has created a podcast on women and the ocean.
Natalia is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and member of the Maurice Halbwachs Center. Since 2011, she has been studying the social impacts of the salmon farming industry in Chile. Her main research areas are work, family and gender.
Communication & Research assistant
Maria Grazia has an academic background in international relations, and she is currently enrolled in a master program on the protection of cultural heritage in crisis situations at the university of Turin. She has previously worked as an intern for the gender team of the fisheries division of the Food and Agriculture Organization. During that time, she became passionate and very interested in gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in general, but also in particular in the sectors of fishery and aquaculture
Pragya has a strong interest in gender and economic development. She is completing her master degree at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Sarah is a PhD candidate in development economics at the University of Ghana with research interest in fisheries, gender and trade. She is dedicated to women in leadership.
Gabriela is an anthropologist post graduate student at the University of Los Lagos in Chile where natural resources, gender equality and socio-ecological transformation are her subjects of interest.
The four founders of WSI are gender and seafood experts:
- Marie Christine Monfort
- Marlene Buchy
- Pascale Baelde
- Maggy Hughes