The theme of the World Maritime Day 2019 is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. Therefore, there are various initiatives drawing attention to women’s situation in the industry – conferences, workshops, media campaigns. Gdansk Business Incubator STARTER has begun to implement the project “Kobiety też budują statki” (‘Women Build Ships Too’) whose purpose is to support their professional development or entrepreneurial mindsets. Thanks to the support of the City of Gdańsk, STARTER has been conducting a study, whose goal is to obtain information about the conditions of their work and the unique character of them moving up the career ladder. Other activities to be completed by the end of November 2019 are: workshops which improve women’s managerial skills, creating a database of female experts in this field and support for teachers when it comes to teaching business in the context of maritime industries (and encouraging girls to take up studies in this field).