We had a big turnout for the «Maritime Meet-up» event which was hosted by Skuld in Oslo this evening: 60 people learned more about how to recognize and handle suppression techniques («hersketeknikker») by Hilde Sandvik - journalist and author of a book on the subject.
There was also useful experience sharing on the subject amongst the participants; definitely an engaging topic!
We rounded off the evening with speed dating between mentors and mentees - a collaboration between WISTA and YoungShip Oslo. We are lucky to have some experienced mentors (both male and female) in the mentor program, as well as many young, talented women who we all can learn a lot from!
Yesterday the International Maritime Organization - IMO and WISTA (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association ), WISTA International, signed a MoU to promote greater diversity in the maritime sector - a big day for WISTA and the maritime community!
Our President Pia Meling attended the session and spoke about what we are doing in Wista Norway to make shipping a truly diverse industry, as we see this as key to both sustainability and innovation.
WISTA International is from today cooperating even closer with IMO (beyond the consultative status granted last year) - in a partnership where concrete actions will be taken to reach the goal of a truly diverse maritime industry !
Representatives of WISTA Norway board (Siv Kathrin Toft Remøy and Pia Meling) were present at an IMO meeting in London today to talk about all the good work we are doing in Norway.
We had a great network meeting at FJONG this evening!
Their CEO Sigrun Syverud told us the story of how this «Airbnb» for clothing was created; through lots and lots of hard work, some help from employers and friends, as well as crowdfounding (by 80% female investors)
A «behind the scenes» tour of the day to day quality checking, cleaning and distribution of clothes also revealed that FJONG uses SINTEF Community developed microplastic filters when items are being washed👍
Did you know that the clothing industry pollutes more that shipping and aviation combined?
But also, if we would all wear our clothes twice as much as we do (before buying something new) we would cut emissions from this industry by 50% 🌱