Wista Norway
Women's International Shipping & Trading Association
With networking, education and mentoring in focus we can enhance members' competence and empower career success.
Wista Norway
We aim to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry

Wista Norway

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organization for maritime professionals with 3,500 members in more than 50 countries.

WISTA Norway consists of some 200 business and thought leaders – both men and women – who want to drive diversity for a sustainable future

About us

We aim to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in their careers in Shipping. Through networking, education and mentoring we can enhance members’ competence and empower career advances and success.

Would you like to learn more about WISTA Norway, attend one of our events as a guest and/or apply for membership, please do not hesitate to contact us at wistanor@gmail.com.

Since 2006 the WISTA Leadership Award has been handed out to a distinguished person working in the maritime industry.

WISTA International arrange an annual conference  attracting members from all over the world. In 2018 WISTA Norway hosted the annual conference in Tromsø.


Tue 16

WISTA PowerTalk

March 16 @ 15:00 - 17:00


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Dear WISTA members,

On behalf of Maritime SheEO, The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL) and SHE Conference 2021, we extend an invitation for you to join Europe´s biggest gender equality conference, which takes place during 5-19 March.

We are delighted to offer WISTA members a complimentary ticket for the entire SHE Conference.

There will also be two events on the Business Case for Gender Equality in Maritime / Ocean & Energy on the 14th and 15th, promoting the ocean & energy sector towards a much broader global audience.

SHE Conference brings Chelsea & Hillary Clinton, Justin Trudeau, the PM´s of Norway & Iceland, London´s Mayor Sadiq Khan and a range of well known faces from across business, politics and culture.

We are very proud to have prominent industry speakers with us from around the world, and hope that you will join us and gain inspiration and insights.

March 14 - 10 AM CET
The Business Case for Diversity in Maritime - Leadership and Building the Pipeline
Moderated by Birgit, focused on joint Hafnia/Shell/BW initiative - Women in Maritime Lab. Speakers include:
Mikael Skov, CEO, Hafnia
Shanker Pillai, Head of Innovation & Change, Hafnia
Ayse Asli Basak, Founder of SheFarers
Sanjam Gupta, Founder of Maritime SheEO
Guy Platten, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping

March 15 - 6-7 PM CET
The Business Case for Diversity in Ocean & Energy - Entrepreneurs and Building the Pipeline of Female Founders
Lead by Sanjam Gupta (Mumbai) & Birgit Liodden (Norway). Speakers include:
Millicent Pitts, CEO/Executive Director, The Ocean Exchange
Ted Janulis, Founder & Principal, Investable Oceans
Angelika Kemene, CEO & Founder, Optima-x / Enso XL
Jenny Krusoe, Founding Executive Director, AltaSea at the Port of L.A.
Malak al Akiely, WEF Young Global Leader, MD/Co-founder of lead grain/energy import to Jordan
Liane Thompson, CEO of Aquaai
Karin Orsel, MF Shipping Group
Captain Chloé Zaied, Founder of HYNOVA Yachts

For registration, find the link in your email which has been sent to all WISTA members.


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