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Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Our Focus

Professional Development
Increasing competency, sharing best practices, information, contacts and experiences.
Building a global network
Creating global business relationships in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.
national wista associations
Proudly serving more than 3,800 executives in 54 National WISTA Associations.
the gender gap
WISTA proudly supports the advancement of women in leadership roles.
committees
Diversity, HR, Futures and Technology Committees working to advance the WISTA mission.
partnerships
WISTA is proud of its international partnerships and relationships.

Our Mission

WISTA is an international networking organisation whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.

OUR NETWORK

WISTA has 3,800+ members and 54 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

Events

WISTA International Conference 2022, Geneva

The #WISTAInternational AGM and Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Geneva, Switzerland from 26-28 October 2022, at the iconic Hotel President Wilson, on the […]

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News

IMO, WISTA and Maritime SheEO are inviting enrolments for the second cohort of the Leadership Accelerator Program (LEAP)

International Maritime Organization – IMO and Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association signed an MoU on 27 Jan 2020, agreeing to work together to explore and, where feasible, develop specific […]

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IMO-WISTA Women in Maritime survey highlights current gender diversity across the sector and sets a benchmark for progress 

May 18, 2022, London. Gender diversity in maritime is extremely fragmented by sector, according to data from the newly-published 2021 IMO-WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Women in […]

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WISTA Malaysia – Official launch and networking event!

On 18 May 2022, WISTA’s Malaysian chapter will be officially launched in conjunction with the International Day for Women in Maritime. It will be officiated by YB […]

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WISTA Tech & Futures Committee will represent WISTA at the WMTC2022

Our WISTA Tech & Futures Committee will represent WISTA at the WMTC2022 in Copenhagen, 17:00 CET, 27th of April. Under the headline “Creating sustainable shipping through technology […]

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IMO and WISTA International launch the Maritime SheEO Leadership Accelerator Programme 2022

March  8, 2022, London. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), in collaboration with the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) and Maritime SheEO, is delighted to […]

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WISTA International calls for the end of violence and human rights violations

While reaffirming WISTA International’s stance on not expressing political views, we add our voices to the ones demanding the end of human suffering in Ukraine and all […]

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IMO & WISTA Leadership Accelerator Program

IMO and WISTA International (WISTA) signed an MoU on 27 Jan 2020, agreeing to work together to explore and, where feasible, develop specific areas of cooperation in […]

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IMO Secretary-General opens WISTA International Conference in Hamburg

WISTA International began their two-day conference in Hamburg yesterday (14 October) with discussions exploring the theme of ‘Today’s Actions for Tomorrow’s Business’ in the maritime industry. Kitack […]

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WISTA International elects new Board Members to continue championing equality in the maritime industry

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) executive committee held its election for three executive positions during their International AGM yesterday (13 October). The AGM was hosted […]

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WISTA recognise French pioneer

This year’s WISTA International Personality of the Year has just been announced and recognises the outstanding work of a woman who has been a leading light in […]

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