There are multiple internal and external opportunities for cadets to apply and connect their leadership development. Cadets participate in and contribute to leadership conferences across the country.

Partners include external stakeholders from the maritime industry, higher education, and leadership development practitioners.



Women in Maritime Leadership (WML)

Cal Maritime's Women in Maritime Leadership Conference supports the success of women in maritime. The conference delivers a leadership development curriculum specific to the goals of professional women in the maritime industry.

WML Conference

Women Offshore

Be inspired by experienced seafarers, learn from HR representatives, and gain knowledge from offshore experts. Through interactive sessions and workshops, network with others and share your ideas. Join us, as this conference charts a course for a future where female seafarers are representative of the population.

Women Offshore Conference

Naval Academy Leadership Conference

The US Naval Academy Leadership Conference features a diverse range of topics including changing and dynamic environment discussing how leaders react to shifts in culture in their units or organizations.

Naval Academy Leadership Conference

Women on the Water Conference

Each year, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) partners with one of the seven maritime academies to host the Annual Women on the Water Conference, a multi-day event that showcases the successes of women in the maritime industry and encourages female cadets to prepare themselves for the ever-evolving industry.

Women on the Water Conference