Women in Maritime

  • WISTA meeting hears from HAL leaders, hones in on...

    At the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association conference aboard Koningsdam, Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford discussed challenges he's faced as an African American in the corporate world and urged WISTA members to find their own way to give a larger purpose to their professional achievements.

  • Supporting Maritime Women of the Caribbean

    Work to support women in the Caribbean maritime industry is underway with the first conference of the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) taking place in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

  • WISTA Brazil formed as 36th National WISTA...

    Karin Orsel, President of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) announced the formation of the 36th National WISTA Association with the launch of WISTA Brazil. WISTA Brazil became official at an event attended by 44 founding members.

  • Local Cayman women encouraged to pursue maritime...

    Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he hopes to see more young women in the Cayman Islands make use of education-based government funding to consider maritime careers. Speaking at the inaugural Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) conference this week, he said, “This year government appropriated $152 million, or about US$190 million, for education purposes, which includes scholarships … I would be more than pleased if our young people saw fit to tap into this funding to pursue careers in the maritime industry.”


Women in maritime as anti-VAW advocates

The 18-day period from November 25 to December 12 is dedicated to the campaign to end VAW. VAW means “violence against women’, a phenomenon that persists even in the most developed nations.