Women in Maritime

  • Danish Shipping want more women on board

    Danish Shipping presents a new initiative aimed at increasing the share of women in Danish shipping companies. Today, the first shipping companies sign a charter that obliges them to actively focus on gender equality.
    Just under 20,000 men and just over 3,000 women. This is the distribution of men and women employed in Danish shipping companies.

  • “WISTA Cyprus holds 7th AGM – Empowering women on...

    WISTA Cyprus held its 7th Annual General Meeting and elections, at Columbia Plaza Venue, Limassol. The Agenda of the AGM included an address by President of WISTA Cyprus, Anna Vourgos, coverage of other AGM matters and of course the elections for the positions of Treasurer and Young Board Affiliate.

  • 2020 - building on a year of action to empower...

    "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" was selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the SDGs, and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime sector.

  • MIASF Promotes Lori Wheeler to Vice President

    The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) announced that Lori Wheeler has been promoted from director of operations to vice president of the association, beginning immediately. With MIASF since 2014, Wheeler has steadily advanced and continually taken on greater leadership roles and responsibilities, along with publicly representing the association.

  • First woman # 2 takes office at Panama Canal

    Internationally renowned engineer Ilya Espino de Marotta, who played a lead role in the expansions of the Panama Canal  took office  on January 1 as  the  first  woman  deputy administrator of  the waterway  


WISTA Advocates More Female Participation in Maritime

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA Nigeria) has stated that the recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2020, provided a platform to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in maritime profession.