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Formed in 1974, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) is a global organisation connecting female executives and decision-makers around the world. WISTA International serves as a connector for its network of more than 3,800 female professionals from all sectors of the maritime industry.

54 countries support a National WISTA Association (NWA), each of which in turn is a member of and is guided by WISTA International. NWAs provide in-country and regional networking, business and skill-building opportunities, corporate visibility, and also facilitate relationships within the industry.

On a global scale, WISTA members have access to an incredibly diverse network of executives in the shipping and trading field on whom they can call for referrals, connections, advice or business collaborations.

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Our Mission

… is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.


WISTA BELGIUM works toward:

     •Minimizing the existing gender leadership gap

     •Building a community among its member

     •Promoting business relationships among its members

     •Facilitating the professional development of its members

     •Providing liaison with related institutions and organizations

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Our Vision

… is to promote 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

We Need Your Support Today!

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