Wista UK

WISTA Mission

WISTA is an international networking organization whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.

Welcome to WISTA UK

WISTA promotes diversity in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors, empowering women to lead through their unique perspective and competencies, with the conviction that gender diversity is key in providing a sustainable future for the shipping industry internationally.

WISTA Internationally has 3,800+ members and 54 National WISTA Associations (NWAs). https://wistainternational.com/

WISTA UK – Established in 1974

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association UK or as we are better known WISTA UK would like to welcome you to our site and discover who we are and what we are all about and of course we will be delighted to welcome you as our next member!

WISTA UK our purpose is to help promote networking, provide educational activities and events and the exchange of experience among women who are working the sectors of shipping, maritime and international trade. With this in mind, we organise activities including site visits, seminars, workshops and industry related events where our members have the opportunity of meeting and forming relationships with other professionals working within the shipping industry.

Our members include naval architects, maritime lawyers, ship’s engineers, insurance and sale and purchase brokers, claims adjusters and many others working both directly in the industry and providing services to the industry.

WISTA UK is a member of WISTA International. WISTA UK is the oldest of all the National WISTA Associations dating back to 1974.


President’s Message

Dear Visitor,

We are delighted to welcome you to WISTA-UK, an Association for women in shipping where we focus on all the opportunities the industry offers us.

Our members work in all the sectors of our industry, including but not limited to brokering, working with shipowner and ship managers, maritime lawyers, insurance, P&I, container companies, ports, cruise companies, academic, shipping associations, Flag States, spare parts purchasers, international organisations, surveyors, Port State Control, Class Societies, Government Organisations, Marine Telecommunications, the shipping press, journalists [Read More]

Monica Kohli President, WISTA UK

WISTA UK Executive Committee

WISTA UK and Maritime UK Women’s Taskforce Speaker Bank ideal for online meetings

No more excuses not to have a least one women on panels or as a speaker/chair at events held in the UK. The Speaker Bank is a database of female speakers highlighting their areas of expertise visit the speaker bank. If you want to join the bank please complete the form on Maritime UK’s website and you will be added to both sites.

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