On May 30th Mareike Dornhege and Bonnie Waycott successfully organised the first Women4Oceans event in Asia! Here's what they had to say.
"The second Women4Oceans Event, hosted in Tokyo, Japan by Bonnie Waycott and me was a huge success! With 45 participants in total, we had a great turn-out. The presentations were well-received and participants especially enjoyed the opportunity to network and give a lightning talk. There was great vegan food and nice wine to help the conversation flow. Divers, researchers, members of various international and local NGOs mingled with embassy members, a TV personality and students – all united by love for our oceans!
One big take away from the presentations last night was: There are two ways we can work with and for the ocean: Tackle the challenges we face or create something beautiful to find a positive way to interact with the seas. While one seems to focus on the negative, and the other on the positive, we need to engage both for a brighter future for the seas.
Thank you to everyone who came, spoke or helped!
We are looking forward to the next W4O event!"
- Mareike Dornhege.
"Mareike Dornhege and I successfully organised the second Women4Oceans networking event in Tokyo (first in Asia!) on Tuesday 30th May and it was great to be involved -- some excellent, inspiring talks by the speakers and a crowd of 44 people all networking and talking about the oceans they love. We're looking forward to more Women 4 Oceans' events, and a big thank you to all the participants!
- Bonnie Waycott.
Once again a big thank you to Bonnie and Mareike for a successful evening. Also much gratitude to Yukari Goto & Sachiko Okada and all who participated!
Stay tuned for the video of the evening.
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For the Ocean,
Farah is an Ocean Advocate who lives by the sea in the Netherlands. Farah loves running, diving, talking oceans & cats