About us
We aim to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions.

Welcome to Wista Norway

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organization for maritime professionals with 4,350 members in more than 56 countries.

WISTA Norway consists of some 450 business and thought leaders – both men and women – who want to drive diversity for a sustainable future

  • WISTA Norway is a national branch of WISTA working to achieve the overall mission of our organization by;

    • Facilitating exchange of contacts, information and experiences among our members
    • Promoting and encouraging education of our members
    • Serving as a liaison with other related institutions and organizations
    • Promoting the industry and female leadership in our industry as a whole

    We strive to be a relevant, exiting and useful organization through regular networking events and lectures for our members.

    – We take an active role to address key industry topics, promote female leadership on a wider platform and acknowledge the female workforce in the maritime industry.

    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 2024 this will be hosted by WISTA Cyprus in Limasol, week 41.


WISTA Norway’s mission is to Attract, Elevate and Retain Women in the Ocean industries through:

  • Facilitating the exchange of contacts, information, and experiences among its members
  • Promoting and facilitating the education of its members
  • Collaborating with related institutions and organizations worldwide


WISTA Norway works to empower and promote women in the ocean industries to improve the gender balance by:

  • Attracting qualified people to the industry
  • Attracting qualified people to the organization
  • Improving competency through a focus on skills and knowledge

Board members

Stine Mundal

Stine Mundal


Emilie Falch

Jenny Bettina Malkenes

Jenny Bettina Malkenes

Sarah Soon Arnhus

Sarah Soon Arnhus


Henriette Kästel Bergesen

Maren Lodden

Maren Lodden


Agnes Mathiesen


Jaquelyn E. P. Burton


Therese Landås

Michela Sasdelli

Michela Sasdelli

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