Karen and Margaret entered the famously rigorous U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point soon after Kings Point first admitted women back in 1978. That’s Margaret pictured in her first week. Gard’s Kim Jefferies had the pleasure and honour to talk with these two extraordinary women about where their experience at Kings Point has taken them in life and how they and fellow women graduates support women and girls to succeed in non-traditional careers. Margaret currently heads the Alternative Fuels Program at Transparensea Fuels and is founder and President of the non-profit PortVision50. Karen is Managing Director of OCIMF.