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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 3,000 executives in 49 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

Maritime Academic Latin American Forum: “Challenges & Opportunities of the Region”

  WISTA Mexico, together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), as well as the University of Veracruz, Mexico is organizing […]

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WISTA International AGM & Conference 2021 in Hamburg

We are excited to invite you to the WISTA International AGM & Conference, organised by WISTA Germany on 12-15 October, in Hamburg. The conference’s main theme is […]

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News

Day of the Seafarer 2021 – A Message from WISTA International President

Message on the Day of the Seafarer from WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou:   “The Day of the Seafarer is a day for celebration. A day […]

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Day of the Seafarer 2021

25th June 2021 PRESS RELEASE On this “Day of the Seafarer 2021”, we are very pleased to announce that Hong Kong-listed dry bulk ship owner and operator Pacific Basin Shipping […]

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WISTA MED CONEFERENCE 2021 Digital Forum

WISTA MED 2021 Digital Forum To register click here. “MED SEA moves forward: insights and perspectives”   16:00 – 16:05 Welcome Remarks 16:05 – 16:15  Opening Remarks […]

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IMO Secretary General Mr Kitack Lim to open the WISTA MED 2021

    IMO Secretary General Mr Kitack Lim to open the WISTA MED 2021 Kitack Lim, IMO’s Secretary-General, will be joining the WISTA MED 2021 forum stage […]

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Siv Remøy-Vangen wins the WISTA Norway Leadership Award for 2021

WISTA International wishes to extend warm congratulations to Siv Remøy-Vangen who won the WISTA Norway Leadership Award for 2021 – for her excellent work in promoting women and […]

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International Women’s Day Press Release

The importance of diversity and the roles of women in maritime are part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day (IWD 2021) taking place today (Monday 8 […]

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IMO and WISTA International launch first Women in Maritime Survey

IMO and WISTA International survey will obtain baseline data on number of women and their positions in maritime and oceans fields   The International Maritime Organization (IMO), […]

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WISTA International wishes you a Happy New Year 2021!

Happy New Year with Hope, Peace and Happiness. As we are ready to welcome the New Year, our thoughts are with the people that deliver this festive […]

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WISTA Brazil Executive Committee 2022 – 2024

On November, 13th 2020, WISTA Brazil hosted its 3rd EGM to elect the President and the Executive Committee Members who will lead our Association from 2022  to […]

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WISTA Romania Academic Focus Group – 20 November 2020 -“The role of the European Commission, IMO and ILO for empowering women in maritime”

On 20 November 2020, WISTA Romania was the main co-organiser of the online academic focus group “The role of the European Commission, IMO and ILO for empowering […]

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