LUKOIL Marine Lubricants’ Director June Manoharan wins The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award
21 November 2017 – The fourth annual Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 23rd October 2017, saw LUKOIL Marine Lubricants’ Director June Manoharan win ‘The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award’, celebrating and rewarding her amazing journey of success in the shipping industry.
Manoharan accepted the award gratefully and captured the audience with an emotional speech describing her professional life and development in the industry: “26 years ago, when I first joined the industry, I had no idea where this voyage would take me. To be honest, I certainly didn’t expect to be standing here to receive this recognition and I am deeply grateful to LUKOIL for trusting in me and making this possible. Yes, the journey has been long, unusual and often challenging. But I must admit, to a large extent I have enjoyed it, too. I have realized one important thing – there is nothing more powerful in life than self-belief and a can do attitude. When we have these, the rest will integrate automatically”
She closed her speech with a message to other women in the industry, saying: “Believe in yourself, negotiate for yourself and own your success. If you don’t do it, nobody else will do it for you.”
This high-profile industry event, hosted by well-known Bollywood actress and model, Lara Dutta, at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, The Palm, Dubai, attracted a top caliber audience of over 700 executives in the shipping industry from almost 70 different countries. In total 29 awards were presented to individuals and companies.