Embedding DEI in the Company Strategy as a Means of Closing the Gender Gap in Shipping: The Case of Maersk Tankers

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This case focuses on Maersk Tankers' efforts to achieve a better gender balance in an industry that struggles to attract and retain female talent. The case begins in 2021 with Annelise Goldstein, the Chief People Officer, and Christian M Ingerslev, CEO, discussing the gender imbalance in the industry and the company, and wondering what additional steps could be taken to address the gender gap. The case then describes the global shipping industry and the Danish shipping industry, and provides relevant data on gender based on a Women In Shipping report published in 2021. Thereafter, the case describes Maersk Tankers' efforts to transform the organization's culture into one that is inclusive of diverse talent. The case ends with a description of the opportunities and challenges the company faces as it moves towards greater gender parity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2023
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherThe Nordic Case House
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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Case-Reference no. CBS-23-011

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