Women in maritime
What did you want to become when you were a kid?
When I was a kid I wanted to become an aviation pilot.
Why did you choose to work within shipping?
I never planned to work within shipping, I just knew that I wanted to learn and do something that I never thought I could achieve. When I was around 18 years old I visited the Swedish Icebreaker Ymer that had an open ship day in the harbour nearby where I lived. Back then I did not know anything about big vessels, shipping or the merchant navy, but after that visit I was eager to learn about it.
When I applied for the maritime school I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but it turned out to be one of the best choices I have made.
What is your best work-related memory?
One of my best work-related memories is the moving of Stena Nautica and the trade from Varberg to Halmstad. It was a great and fun experience to be a part of the start-up of a new route, to be onboard during the last trip from Varberg, and take part in the inauguration and start-up in Halmstad.
Who has been your role model?
I never had one special person as a role model. I have been inspired by all the amazing teachers and colleagues that I had through my years as a cadet and in my career. I could not be more grateful for everything I have learnt through them.