'Be yourself, don’t try to be a man. You are probably surrounded by a lot of them, though, so challenge their thinking, use your competitive advantage as a female, and do it smart and with a positive mindset.'
'Because of preconceived expectations of some long-time industry veterans it has sometimes been challenging to be taken seriously despite my experience and knowledge. But, I believe this antiquated vantage point is fading into history.'
'Let's focus on recruiting more women, developing career paths for them and let's give women more exposure to the executive circles and to the boards. Let's assign targets, budgets and man-hours to this and make it a continuous effort.'
'Choosing to work in the seafood industry requires sacrifice, especially if you are a parent. When a man travels for his job, it may be viewed favorably that he is supporting his family. Too often, the comment to mothers who travel for business is: 'I could never leave my child.''
'Women are often overlooked in the workplace and feel they have to prove themselves a lot more. It's important to break stereotypes by simply communicating with people, not feeling intimidated and showing you can do the job just as well as your male counterparts.'
'This industry may not be glamorous, cutting-edge or high tech, but it represents one of the most complex global systems in the world, all for the purpose of feeding people – very important and incredibly noble work.'
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