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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 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 Poland celebrating 25 year anniversary

EFFECTIVE CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION @ the Maritime Museum, Center of Marine Education, Gdansk. Program: 09.30-10.00 Welcome coffee/registration 10.00-10.30 Opening/greetings 25 years of WISTA Poland / presentation of guests […]

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Celebration of World Maritime Day at IMO Headquarters

The World Maritime Day theme for the year is “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. This provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender […]

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News

WISTA International Welcomes WISTA Colombia

WISTA INTERNATIONAL CONTINUES EXPANSION IN SOUTH AMERICA, WELCOMING WISTA COLOMBIA AS THE 47th NATIONAL WISTA ASSOCIATION WISTA International will officially welcome Colombia to the global network of […]

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Assisting the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in early September 2019, causing widespread devastation and destruction.  All members of WISTA Bahamas are accounted for and safe. The Bahamas needs […]

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WISTA Brazil visit to the Brazilian Merchant Marine Academy Almirante Graça Aranha – CIAGA
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WISTA has 3,000+ members and 47 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

OUR NETWORK

WISTA has 3,000+ members and 47 National WISTA Associations (NWAs).

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