Women in maritime
What did you want to become when you were a kid?
From a very early age I wanted to be a tank commander, I even organised a tank team in a kindergarten where I was a commander. As a teenager I wanted to be a doctor helping people and saving lives like the Flying Doctors in Australia or Africa. Just before I started university I chose maritime instead of medical.
Why did you choose to work within the shipping industry?
Shipping and logistics were a natural direction after the Maritime Academy in Gdynia; living in a port city gives you a lot of opportunities in shipping.
What is your best work-related memory?
Working at Stena Line is very exciting and I have to face new challenges daily, so it would be too hard to pick just one single memory from this amazing time in my professional life.
Who has been your role model?
The first woman in Poland who become a Master Mariner, Danuta Kobylińska-Walas, she was called a Queen of the Seas. I was always impressed by her professional life and the challenges she faced.