Women's International Shipping & Trading Association


March 2, 2019

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International continues to grow worldwide, welcoming Chile to the global network of executive women in shipping.

February 20, 2019 – The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International welcomed Chile to the global network of women in shipping. WISTA Chile was officially welcomed in October 2018 in advance of the WISTA International Annual General Meeting & Conference in Tromso, Norway. WISTA Chile joins 44 other National WISTA Associations (NWAs). WISTA International has expanded significantly in South America in the last few years, thanks in large part to the strong leadership of WISTA Brazil and WISTA Argentina. WISTA Peru, WISTA Uruguay, and WISTA Venezuela joined the organization in 2018.

“WISTA International has forged strong bonds with the women in shipping throughout South America,” said WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou. “WISTA Chile is a natural step in our growth throughout the Americas. We are proud to expand our network and the influence of women in shipping throughout the world.”

“WISTA Chile is committed to empowering more women in our industry,” said Paula Pastén Carvallo, president of WISTA Chile. “We are striving toward building strong relationship with public and private entities in order to play an essential role among shipping and international trade to make a equalize gender opportunities.”

WISTA Chile is led by Paula Pastén Carvallo, Business Development with BMT Worldwide. Jazmín Jorquiera Maulén, Head of Operations Control & Business Processes, Ultratank, serves as WISTA Chile Vice President; Mayra Reyes Pregnan, lawyer with JJR Abogados & Corresponsales, serves as WISTA Chile Secretary; and Camila Vera Durán, Senior Manager, Head of Projects & Analysis with Ultratank, serves as WISTA Chile Treasurer. Serving on the WISTA Chile Executive Committee are: María Carolina Prat Illanes, Head of Operations, Ultratug; Paola Ferreira Yáñez, New Business Manager of Cave Liquidadores de Seguros; and Claudia Magna Fuentes, Business Manager of Mundo Marítimo. WISTA Chile founding members include: Romy Alejandra Canales Aguilera, Senior General Manager, Head of Break Bulk for Transmares; Angeles Escárate, lawyer with Ultranav; Maria Jose Ruiz Chamy, Bunker Manager with Ultranav;
and Jocelyn Silva Cárcamo, Operations Controller with Ultratank.

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