Making Waves champions the achievements of women connected with the sea.

From sailors and scientists to surfers and environmentalists, this series profiles trailblazing women working on, in and for the ocean.

Today, women continue to be underrepresented in the maritime industry and careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Meet the women forging their own paths through the waves.

Hosted by the National Maritime Museum

Discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour that have shaped our world today

Our partners

Making Waves is generously supported by the Port of London Authority. The organisation oversees navigational safety on 95 miles of the River Thames, including port, passenger and freight operations, and works to protect the marine environment.


Making Waves is created by Elizabeth Oliver, Digital Content Producer at Royal Museums Greenwich. With thanks to all our contributors for their support.

Banner image: © Inka Cresswell