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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 3,000+ members and 51 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

Events

Panama: Becoming the Americas’ Leading Maritime Hub

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of WISTA Panama, Mare Forum and WISTA Panama will host an exceptional online panel discussion on the future of the Panamanian maritime hub. […]

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North American Shipping Week 2020 will take place online

SHIPPINGInsight and CMA join forces to present the first-ever North American Shipping Week and has now decided to go virtual. Carleen Lyden Walker, Chief Evolution Officer of […]

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Posidonia 2020 – Cancellation

The organisers of Posidonia 2020 have announced that the exhibition, which originally planned for June 2020 and subsequently postponed to October 2020, has now been cancelled. This […]

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News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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WISTA International AGM & Conference in Hamburg POSTPONED to Oct 12-15, 2021

WISTA International regrets to announce that the 40th WISTA International AGM & Conference, which was scheduled for 15-18 September in Hamburg, Germany will be rescheduled to be […]

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Lena Göthberg receives honorary award

Maritime communication professional Lena Göthberg – a well-known profile of the Swedish shipping industry and not least of WISTA – has been awarded the 2020 Honorary Reward […]

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WISTA Brazil hosts the first webinar just for Members

On  Thursday, May 21st  we had a delightful experience during the WISTA Brazil Webinar, where our Member, Simone Ramos, shared her journey of reaching the 30.000 followers […]

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National WISTA Associations Come Together To Support Seafarers

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA […]

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Angola Joins WISTA International

WISTA International welcomes Angola to the global network of women in shipping, trading and logistics this month as the 51st National WISTA Association (NWA). Angola joins as […]

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#HeroesAtSea

The world has changed dramatically in the last several months as the world has come together to collectively protect each other from COVID-19.  While governments have restricted […]

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WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou interviewed by the Bimco Bullentin

“Men have been doing it for centuries; using all-male networks, clubs and role models to seek inspiration and support from like-minded professionals. For Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President […]

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