WISTA International appoints Diversity Committee

Committee to focus on practical solutions to increase gender diversity in the maritime industry Read more


Maritime Award of the Americas: Outstanding Women in the Maritime and Port Sector 2017

Organization of American States (OEA) honour WISTA Dominican Republic President Read more


WISTA International AGM & Conference 2018

WISTA Norway is welcoming us to Tromsø, 23-26 October 2018 Read more


Diversity booklet in pdf format

Download the pdf version of the book and its cover from here Read more


Gender Diversity Handbook

International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Limited in cooperation with WISTA International have published a new booklet on building and maintaining gender diversity on board merchant ships. The booklet addresses critical social, cultural and interpersonal issues that can obstruct productivity of a shipboard team. Read more


New Women in the maritime network launched

Central and Latin America celebrated the launch of a new women in the maritime network in Valparaíso, Chile (13-15 December), which joins the IMO family of regional Women in Maritime Associations (WIMAs), giving visibility and recognition to the role women play as key resources for the maritime sector. Read more


Working for equality

WISTA International Ambasssador, Karin Orsel interviewed by Fairplay on equality Read more


10 women on the Lloyd's List 100 most influential people in the shipping industry

WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, no 96 Read more


WISTA strenghtens it's collaboration with other international organizations

Memorandum of Understanding signed by WISTA and OAS, Organization of American States Read more


EU Platform for Change – Women in Transport,

On 27 November 2017, EESC President Georges Dassis and Commissioner Violeta Bulc will officially launch the EU Platform for Change aimed at increasing female employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector. The Platform, as developed by the European Economic and Social Committee in cooperation with the European Commission, will enable stakeholders from all transport sectors to highlight their specific initiatives in favour of gender equality and to exchange good practices Read more


Sanjam Sahi Gupta, WISTA India President, awarded

MAASA annually celebrates broken one lady that has broken the glass ceiling and made a difference Read more


Assessing gender aspects in shipping

The Review of Maritime Transport 2017, published by UNCTAD (UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT) Read more


WISTA International President Inaugural speech 2017

Growth and evolution, but not change for the sake of change Read more


WISTA International elects new President and Secretary

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO of TOTOTHEO Maritime and Diane Edwards, General Manager People, Systems and Technology Ports of Auckland elected at the WISTA International AGM in Rotterdam Read more


WISTA awarded for Sustainability

Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) have been awarded the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award for enhancing opportunities and supporting the role of women in the maritime industry on a global level. Read more



The 2017 Annual African Ports Evolution-West African edition was held in Accra, Ghana at the Kempinsky Hotel from 5-7 September 2017. Read more

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