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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 49 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

Events

WISTA Singapore Christmas Dinner 2019

The season of peace, love and joy is upon us again. Join us as we gather to eat, drink (including a complimentary Prosecco!) and make merry at […]

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WISTA Ghana Christmas Party

It’s that time of the year Again! WISTA Ghana would be having its end of year party on Friday, 20th December, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The Venue […]

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News

WISTA Brazil Members honored with the Friends of the Navy Medal

On November 6, the Brazilian Navy celebrates the Friends of the Navy day, occasion which the Award Ceremony of the Friends of the Navy takes Place. Such […]

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World Ocean Council (WOC) and WISTA International to sign MOU at Sustainable Ocean Summit

18 November 2019, News Release Partnership between World Ocean Council (WOC) and WISTA International Will Advance Women’s Leadership in the Sustainable Blue Economy The WOC and WISTA […]

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Crans Montana African Women’s Forum

On Nov 15, 2019, WISTA President Despina Panayiotou Theodossiou participated in the Crans Montana African Women’s Forum in Brussels. On the occasion of the Forum, the Club […]

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WISTA Honored With 2019 CAREER4SEA – EUROPORT Award

WISTA received the 2019 CAREER4SEA – EUROPORT Women in Shipping Award at EUROPORT on 8 November 2019.  WISTA International President Despina Theodosiou and WISTA International Treasurer Connie […]

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MEXICO JOINS WISTA INTERNATIONAL

November 5, 2019 – The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International officially welcomed Mexico to the global network of women in shipping at the 2019 […]

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Karin Orsel Named 2019 Personality Of the Year

Karin Orsel, CEO, MF Shipping Group and Co-Chairman, Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners, was honored as the 2019 WISTA International Personality of the Year at the 2019 […]

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WISTA International Elects New Board Members

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, President of Total Marine Solutions (WISTA USA) as Secretary, and Fabiana Simões Martins (WISTA Brazil), as Board […]

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WISTA International Launches Membership Directory App

WISTA International launched a new Membership Directory App at the 2019 WISTA International AGM today on Grand Cayman. This members-only application is available for download on the […]

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WISTA International at Yokohama Maritime Forum (YMF) 2019

WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou delivered a keynote speech at the Yokohama Maritime Forum (YMF) 2019, and was part of a panel with Kathi Stanzel, Managing […]

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WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Bangladesh

October 22, 2019 – The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International welcomes Bangladesh to the global network of women in shipping. WISTA Bangladesh joins as […]

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