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 3,000 executives in 49 National WISTA Associations.
the gender gap
WISTA proudly supports the advancement of women in leadership roles.
Diversity, HR, Futures and Technology Committees working to advance the WISTA mission.
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.


WISTA has 3,800+ members and 53 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).


WISTA International AGM Marks Global Diversity Award

WISTA international – the global voice for female managers within the shipping industry  – presented its first Corporate Diversity Award at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held […]

Women in Shipping Present a Unified Voice at Global AGM

Despite the global pandemic, WISTA International – the global voice for female managers within the shipping industry – held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 5 […]

WISTA International Welcomes Cameroon

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) welcomes Cameroon this month as the 53rd National WISTA Association (NWA). Cameroon joins Angola, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, and South […]

WISTA International Welcomes Guatemala

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) welcomes Guatemala this month as the 52nd National WISTA Association (NWA). Guatemala joins a strong contingent of WISTA […]

WISTA International – Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Scholarships for 2020-2021

We are delighted to announce the names of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Scholarship recipients for the academic year 2020-2021: Isabella Mochel – WISTA BRAZIL Monica Potsou […]

WISTA International congratulates the International Maritime Organization on World Maritime Day

24 September 2020 Today we celebrate the World Maritime Day 2020 ‘Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet’ and reflect on the opportunities but also on our responsibilities […]

Launch Event of the first Mentoring Programme of Wista Perú

On September 18, 2020, Wista Peru organized the launch event of the first Mentoring programe for America Latina, which is directed at its first edition to current […]

Anglo-Eastern, WISTA, ICS and ISWAN Launch Gender Survey to Update Gender Diversity Manual

Anglo-Eastern Solicits Real World Experience for Second Edition of Gender Diversity Manual Gender Diversity Survey Launched In Cooperation with WISTA International, ISWAN and ICS WISTA International, Anglo-Eastern […]

WISTA Cyprus talks to Ken Wiseman, Mission to Seafarers Chaplain, Cyprus Ports

Turning the spotlight on our Seafarers, as never before have we been so aware of the key role seafarers play, in keeping the world trade going! On […]

WISTA International celebrates the International Day of the Seafarer on June 25th

On June 25th, it’s the International Day of the Seafarer, let’s raise awareness of the work achieved by seafarers in response to the pandemic and to thank […]

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