The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Ghana is hosting the 5th WISTA Africa Conference on the theme “Women in Maritime: Oil & Gas Conference, at the Atlantic Hotel, Takoradi, Ghana from 28th to 30th May, 2014.
This year’s conference, is on the theme: “Women in Maritime: Oil and Gas Conference” and it is expected to bring together professional women from the maritime, oil and gas industries to discuss the development of Africa’s maritime, oil and gas industries. The conference will also discuss the participation and role of women in these two industries and would provide the opportunity to learn, share ideas and experiences from participating countries within the sub region.
Worldwide there is the perception that the maritime and oil & Gas industries are male dominated and women are hardly seen in operational side. In Africa, very few women have ventured into the oil and gas sector, but there are a lot of opportunities for them. The maritime industry has a role to play in the oil and gas industry and this conference is intended to create awareness of opportunities in these two sectors for women.