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 women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide.

We aim to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus we can enhance members’ competence and empower career 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.

  • 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 2020 this will be hosted by WISTA Germany in Hamburg.

Values

Dynamic

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

Professional

  • 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 wel educated women at management level

Open-minded

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

Commited

  • The WISTA-network has been around since 1975, and is constantly 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

Mission

WISTA is a networking organization for women and men at management level in the maritime industry. 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

Vision

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

  • Attract qualified people to the industry
  • Attract qualified people to the organization
  • Improve level of competency through focus on education and knowledge

Board members

Pia Meling

Pia Meling

Siv Remøy Vangen

Siv Remøy Vangen

Cecilie Koch Hatlebrekke

Cecilie Koch Hatlebrekke

Stine Mundal

Stine Mundal

Emilie

Emilie Christiansen

Astrid Lillebo

Astrid Lillebo

Siri Sundal Shield

Siri Sundal Shield

Benedicte Bjørøy

Benedicte Bjørøy

Marthe Lamp Sandvik

Marthe Lamp Sandvik

Dyveke Meland

Dyveke Meland

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