Farah Obaidullah, Ocean Advocate and Founder Women4Oceans shares her passion for the ocean and her motivation to set up the Women4Oceans platform with the group "Girls Gone Water".
“The ocean is my life, my career, my passion.” Farah Obaidullah has always been an ocean advocate, and as a child she spent endless hours exploring the beach, rescuing marine life, and learning as much as she could about the world underwater. She followed her passion by focusing her studies in biology and environmental technology on the ocean, and has since gained extensive expertise along her career path. Farah’s journey is especially notable for her drive to fill gaps she has identified along the way, whether personal or career-related. For example, after four years as an environmental consultant, she realized she wasn’t following her passion and redirected her career towards the ocean. She then worked for Seas At Risk, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, and Greenpeace, campaigning about global marine issues.
“We don’t all have to be marine biologists working for a big campaigning organisation to make a difference. All of us can be change-makers in the everyday actions that we take.” - Farah
While you are here: Farah runs Women4Oceans without any pay. With your help Farah can continue to spread the word on the importance of lifting women's voices in the blue space. In 2019, W4O focus will be to upgrade our platform making it easier for women to connect and be made visible. We will also be focussed on capturing the incredible work women do for our oceans through video. The Ocean needs you! - Thank You.
Farah is an Ocean Advocate who lives by the sea in the Netherlands. Farah loves running, diving, talking oceans & cats