WISTA is a networking organization for women at management level in the maritime, trading and logistics industries.

WISTA shall:

– Facilitate the exchange of contacts, information and experiences among its members

– Promote and facilitate the education of its members

– Provide liaison with other related institutions and organizations worldwide


WISTA shall be acknowledged as a professional and highly reputable shipping organization with focus on improving levels of competency in the shipping industry and shall:

– Attract highly qualified people to the industry

– Attract highly qualified people to the organization

– Improve level of competency through focus on education and knowledge



  • WISTA Ltd is a legal entity which complies with corporate governance regulations
  • WISTA is managed by a board of directors – Exco – who are elected and accountable to the membership
  • Our brand and activities, such as our annual conference, set high standards
  • Our members are well educated women at management level


  • We bring WISTA forward by setting strategic objectives and working for common goals
  • We aim for growth through individual and noational memberships
  • We pursue and support the creation of both national and international business relationships among WISTA members


  • We seek diversity and innovation for the industry
  • We see changes as opportunities
  • We support people who are interested in making shipping a career


  • The WISTA-network has been around since 1975, and is contantly growing
  • We work on a long term basis. always having WISTA’s and its member’s best interests in mind
  • We continuously make contact with new countries trying to establish new National WISTA Associations
  • We intend to be part of the development within the shipping industry