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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 3,900 executives in 56 National WISTA Associations.
the gender gap
WISTA proudly supports the advancement of women in leadership roles.
committees
Trade, Diversity, HR, Technology, Environmental, Yachting 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 56 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

Events

WISTA International AGM and Conference 2024

Mark your calendars! Exciting news! Save the date for the WISTA International AGM and Conference 2024, happening in the beautiful city of Limassol, Cyprus, from 09-11 October. […]

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News

WISTA Colombia holds first national conference

In an environment of deep enthusiasm and fulfilled expectations, WISTA Colombia held their first national conference,  with participants from all over the country. Cartagena, Guajira, Bogota, Buenaventura, […]

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WISTA International President attends UNCTAD 60 Year Celebratory Annual Leaders Forum

#Forwardtogether; the theme of UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s 60 year celebratory Global Leaders Forum. A motto WISTA International goes by, as we celebrate our own 50 […]

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WISTA International at Posidonia

WISTA International President Elpi Petraki, along with WISTA International ExCo Board members and Meredith Kirby and Nazli Selek, attended Posidonia Exhibition this week. The week has been […]

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International Day for Women in Maritime 2024

Join us in celebrating the International Day for Women in Maritime 2024 on Friday 17th May. It’s essential not only to commemorate this day but also to continue […]

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Join WISTA at the Women in Breakbulk Brunch

WISTA The Netherlands and WISTA Belgium invites you to join them at the Women in Breakbulk Brunch on Tuesday 21 May during Breakbulk Europe. Registration information is […]

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WISTA International and OTG Launch Online Learning Platform

We’re delighted to share that WISTA International has signed a partnership agreement with Ocean Technologies Group, a leading provider of Human Capital Management solutions for the maritime sector. Through this […]

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International Day for Women in Maritime 2024 IMO Video Message

WISTA International would like to express our deepest gratitude to Arsenio Dominguez and the International Maritime Organization for their unwavering support. Your dedicated, generosity and commitment have […]

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WISTA International ExCo Mid-Term Meeting and Conference

On the 19th April, WISTA International held its Mid-Term Conference with the theme “We Are All Connected in Shipping.” Hosted and organised by WISTA Türkiye, this pivotal event brings together […]

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The 9th Our Ocean Greece Conference has commenced today with WISTA International President Elpi Petraki and Executive Committee Member Nazli Selek in attendance. WISTA International are excited […]

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Trade Committee Inaugural ‘Small Talks’ Webinar

WISTA International Trade Committee held this years inaugural ‘Small Talks’ Webinar on Wednesday 3rd April. This months subject was E-BLS with guest speaker Mr Boaz Lessem Please see […]

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