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Women in Maritime

A woman who chose to sail with shipping

“Two roads diverged in a wood , and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” (The Road Not Taken poem by Robert Frost). Though ship is feminine in gender, shipping as a career remained an area beyond the reach of women.  It is a known fact that shipping industry and the world of shipping is always a man’s world and no woman has ever chosen it.

The strenuous and heavy demanding work of shipping is naturally not a woman’s cup of tea – it is considered. But Vittanala Gayatri, inspite of having an option to work as faculty of Economics, willingly chose the shipping field. Now, after being a successful entrepreneur as the Managing Director of Sri Gayatri Shipping and Logistics based in Visakhapatnam, she proved her calibre.

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