Thames Clipper will have an all-female crew to mark International Women’s Day 2018
On 8 March 2018, MBNA Thames Clippers 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.
Joy (third from left) will be joined by Ellie Wooldridge (mate – pictured left) and Emma Lewis (relief mate – pictured second from left) on the RB1 route from Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) to Battersea Power Station, whilst barista Sitarah Bailey-Thompson (pictured – right) completes the all-female crew.
With an all-female fleet control and three of the four female captains on the Thames working for Thames Clippers, it is hoped 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.