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On 2 December 1974, a handful of women brokers involved in the tanker market from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK met for a Christmas lunch at the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London UK.
In 1981, the first conference of “Ladies in Shipping” took place in Hamburg.
In 1984, when the conference was held in Stockholm, it was decided to change the name to Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, WISTA.

WISTA History

 

 

PREVIOUS MEMBERS OF THE WISTA INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Committee 2018 – 2019

From left to right: Connie Roozen, WISTA The Netherlands; Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA; Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, WISTA Cyprus; Sanjam Gupta WISTA India; Diane Edwards, WISTA New Zealand; Naa Densua Aryeetey, WISTA Ghana; Angie Hartmann, WISTA Hellas.

Executive Committee 2017 – 2018

 

 

 

From left to right: Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, WISTA Cyprus, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Sanjam Gupta WISTA India, Diane Edwards, WISTA New Zealand and Naa Densua Aryeetey, WISTA Ghana. (Not in the picture Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas).

Executive Committee 2015 – 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, WISTA Cyprus, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands, Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas, Sanjam Gupta, WISTA India and Naa Densua Aryeetey, WISTA Ghana.

 

Executive Committee 2014 – 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Sanjam Gupta, WISTA India, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas, Tosan Edodo-Emore, WISTA Nigeria, Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands and Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain.

 

Executive Committee 2013 – 2014

 

 

 

From left to right: Jasamin Fichte, WISTA UAE, Tosan Edodo-Emore, WISTA Nigeria, Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA and Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain.

 

Executive Committee 2012 – 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain, Rachel Lawton, WISTA UK, Jasamin Fichte, WISTA UAE, Irene Lim, WISTA Singapore, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands, Katherina Stathopoulou, WISTA Hellas and Tosan Edodo-Emore, WISTA Nigeria.

Executive Committee 2011 – 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Irene Rosberg, WISTA Denmark, Kathy Haines, WISTA USA,  Nuvara Uslu Erdonmez, WISTA Turkey, Karin Orsel, WISTA the Netherlands, Tosan Edodo Emore, WISTA Nigeria, Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain and Irene Lim, WISTA Singapore.

Executive Committee 2010 – 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Anna Hammargren, WISTA Sweden, Vera Chalkidis, WISTA Hellas,  Dime Agboire, WISTA Nigeria, Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain, Irene Rosberg, WISTA Denmark, Kathy Haines, WISTA USA and Irene Lim, WISTA Singapore.

 

Executive Committee 2009 – 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Dime Agboire, WISTA Nigeria, Consuelo Rivero, WISTA Spain, Anna Hammargren, WISTA Sweden, Vera Chaldikis, WISTA Hellas, Kathy Haines, WISTA USA, Irene Lim, WISTA Singapore and Irene Rosberg, WISTA Denmark.

 

WISTA International AGM & Conference has been held annually since 1981, organised by the following National WISTA Associations:

2018 Tromso, Norway
2017 Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2016 KONINGSDAM, Holland/America Line, USA
2015 Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Limassol, Cyprus
2013 Montreal, Canada
2012 Paris, France
2011 Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Athens, Greece
2009 London, UK
2008 New Orleans, USA
2007 Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 Singapore
2005 Hamburg, Germany
2004 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Durban, South Africa
2002 Oslo, Norway
2001 Cagliari, Italy
2000 Gothenburg, Sweden
1999 London, UK 25th Anniversary
1998 New York, USA
1997 Helsinki, Finland
1996 Athens, Greece
1995 Genoa, Italy
1994 Hamburg, Germany
1993 Liverpool, UK
1992 Copenhagen, Denmark
1991 Marseilles, France
1990 Athens, Greece
1989 Antwerp, Belgium
1988 Lisbon, Portugal
1987 Oslo, Norway
1986 Madrid, Spain
1985 London, UK
1984 Stockholm, Sweden
1983 Le Havre/Paris, France
1982 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1981, Hamburg, Germany

Events

WISTA International partner at the 7th edition of the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS)

INVESTING IN OCEAN FUTURES: FINANCE AND INNOVATION FOR THE BLUE ECONOMY Over 2.5 days, SOS 2019 delegates will explore a range of cross-sectoral topics, strategies and solutions […]

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News

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

News Release Partnership between World Ocean Council (WOC) and WISTA International Will Advance Women’s Leadership in the Sustainable Blue Economy 18 November 2019 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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OUR NETWORK

WISTA has 3,000+ members and 49 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

OUR NETWORK

WISTA has 3,000+ members and 49 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

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