UN Women has chosen ‘DigitALL’ as the central thread of this year’s International Women’s Day. Through innovation, technological change and education in the digital age, this global champion for gender equality wants to empower all women and girls around the world. Though overall we may be doing okay in Belgium when it comes to gender equality, there is still a lot of work to be done. Especially in industries such as the global maritime sector, where women represent maximum 2% of the workforce (www.ilo.org). It even gets worse when we zoom in on management level: female leadership is very rare in the maritime industry (Nduna & Sys, 2022).