Women in Maritime

  • WISTA-UK and UKTI to host event during LISW

    The Women's International Shipping & Trading Association – UK (WISTA-UK), in conjunction with UKTI, will again be hosting a series of free events, seminars, and workshops during the first day of London International Shipping Week (LISW), September 7. LISW will run from September 7-11. Topics will cover women in command, maritime incidents, and the River Thames.

  • Careers under sail

    TWO Perth women have snapped up scholarships from the State Government encouraging women into non-traditional fields of work.

  • Association Calls For Public Hearing On Piracy

    The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), Nigeria has urged the National Assembly to organise a public hearing on Piracy preparatory to passing the Armed Robbery at Sea Bill into law.

  • Women move onto the waterfront as wharfie jobs...

    Machines have already eliminated half of the wharfies at Patrick’s Port Botany container terminal in Sydney. Now the men who have ruled Australia’s waterfront for decades face another unexpected competitor for jobs: women.

  • Filipino women navigate male-dominated world of...

    The image of an olive-skinned man or a “barako” who has “a girl in every port” usually comes to mind when one mentions the word seafarer. The stereotype stems from the dominance of men in the maritime industry since the country started its massive labor export in the 1970s.


    An international conference on empowering female maritime workers brought together over 100 academics, union representatives, merchant navy and naval officers and representatives of international maritime organisations in Barcelona on the 23rd of May.

  • Greece: the heart of European shipping beats in...

    Maritime industry representatives, the officials who formulate maritime policy in Europe's ports, will arrive at the port of Piraeus from May 28 to 31, to celebrate the European Maritime Day 2015 as GreekReporter website writes.


Time to start inspiring women in the maritime sector

“A woman’s place is any place that a man can be” – this powerful phrase spoken by Captain Helene Peter-Davies at WISTA-UK’s Women in Command session during London International Shipping Week left a positive lasting impression on all those who attended.


Theodore L. Gatchel: Politics vs. soldiers in combat

President Obama has initiated his latest effort to implement his promise to fundamentally transform the United States. It consists of opening all positions in the military to women regardless of the impact such a change might have on combat effectiveness.


Top Marine: “Women In Combat Is Nothing New”

While speaking at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia on October 1, the Corps’ new commandant, Gen. Robert Neller, claimed that the ongoing debate over opening all jobs to women is not about women in combat, but about women in specific occupational specialties.


Marine Aviator Flies Blue Angels to New Heights

Becoming the first woman to perform as a Blue Angels pilot has definitely been a high point for Capt. Katie Higgins. It is an honor to wear the famous blue and gold flight suit, she said, but it might surprise some people to learn that it hasn't been the pinnacle of her career as a Marine aviator.