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Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Professional. Dynamic. Open Minded. Committed.

Formed in 1974, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) is a global organisation connecting female executives and decision-makers around the world. WISTA International serves as a connector for its network of more than 3,500 female professionals from all sectors of the maritime industry.

More than 50 countries support a National WISTA Association (NWA), each of which in turn is a member of and is guided by WISTA International. NWAs provide in-country and regional networking, business and skill-building opportunities, corporate visibility, and also facilitate relationships within the industry.

On a global scale, WISTA members have access to an incredibly diverse network of executives in the shipping and trading field on whom they can call for referrals, connections, advice or business collaborations.

Mission

WISTA is an international networking organization whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.
WISTA works toward:

  • Minimizing the existing gender leadership gap in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.
  • Building a community among its members, facilitating the exchange of contacts, information, and experiences
  • Promoting the creation of business relationships among its members
  • Facilitating the professional development of its members
  • Providing liaison with other related institutions and organizations worldwide

Vision

WISTA promotes diversity in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors, empowering women to lead through their unique perspective and competencies, with the conviction that gender diversity is key in providing a sustainable future for the shipping industry internationally.

The success of WISTA is dependent on the trust and confidence we earn from our members and the industry at large. We gain credibility by adhering to our commitments, displaying honesty and integrity, and reaching our goals through honourable conduct.

 

 

Guiding and Governing Principles

  • Members of WISTA’s NWAs shall be honest and treat all members with dignity and respect;
  • Members of WISTA’s NWAs shall respect the opinions of members, as well as the cultural differences amongst members;
  • Members of WISTA’s NWAs shall work together cooperatively for the betterment of the Association and will not use WISTA for their own personal gain to the detriment of the Association;
  • Members of WISTA’s NWAs shall strive to be known by the maritime industry as fair, honest, diligent, hardworking, and caring people with integrity;
  • WISTA shall endeavour to advance the interests of women in the maritime industry and promote an exchange of contacts and experiences among the members of its NWAS, which could lead to new business and new business relationships;
  • WISTA supports the founding of new NWAs to broaden networking opportunities and encourages cooperation among neighbouring NWAs and regions, including sharing best practices and ideas to help all NWAs grow and be successful, for everyone’s benefit; and
  • Members of WISTA’s NWAs shall strive to be professional, dynamic, open-minded, and committed in all aspects of their professional and personal lives.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

The success of WISTA is dependent on the trust and confidence we earn from our members and the industry at large. We gain credibility by adhering to our commitments, displaying honesty and integrity, and reaching our goals through honourable conduct.

Events

WISTA USA – NY/NJ – Leading by Giving Back- An Evening with Lois Zabrocky

Leading by Giving Back- An Evening with Lois Zabrocky, President & CEO of International Seaways Tues, February 18th at 6.00pm Where: Offices of Blank Rome | 1271 […]

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Cartagena 2020 Cruise Dialogue

WISTA Colombia and WISTA Venezuela will be present at the Cartagena Cruise Dialogue 2020 The cruise event will be held in the city of Cartagena from February […]

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News

Registration is open for AGM 2020 in Hamburg ! Catch the early bird fee !

Shipping 2025: Today´s actions for tomorrow’s business between 16-18 September in Hamburg Be part of the journey and the take the chance to participate in our Annual […]

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IMO 2020 – WISTA Brazil Members at FGV Energia publication

On December 3rd  2019, FGV Energia and FGV Transportes hosted  the Energy in Transition – Brazil´s Infrastructure and Distribution of Marine Fuels under IMO 2020 regulation.  The […]

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WISTA International signs MOU with the International Maritime Organisation, IMO

Today, WISTA International and the International Maritime Organisation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Technical Cooperation. The IMO theme 2019 “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” was […]

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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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