They is nothing beautiful as being a successful woman. Elizabeth Marami first came into the limelight in July 2019, during the commissioning of Bandari Maritime Academy which was presided by president Uhuru Kenyatta. She has already enter the history book as being the first Kenyan female marine pilot.
Born and raised in Mombasa, Elizabeth has always been a bright student. She got an A- in KCSE and later joined University of Nairobi to purse law but later dropped out to follow her dreams. After five years of hard work she graduated from Arab Maritime Academy in Egypt with first class Honor’s.
She has been working with American cruise ship company based in Miami and recently got a promotion from 2nd officer to 1st officer of celebrity edge, a vessel operated by Celebrity cruises.
This woman is making history after history, in 2020, she was part of the first ever all female team that set sail.
At only 29 years of age, Marami will be wearing a badge with three stripes following her promotion. Isn’t that wonderful. Indeed no matter where you’re from your dreams is valid.
But Marami journey to success was never easy. She was rejected by several companies because of her gender. She had all the requirements needed but getting a job from this mans field was difficult. She founded her own initiative for women in maritime industry called Against the Tide, which focus on the experiences and travails of a female seafarer.
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