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Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) – Singapore


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Women International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) was formed in United Kingdom in 1974, 35 years ago by a group of shipping ladies in London. To date, there are a total of 24 National WISTA(s) with more than a 1000 members. WISTA Singapore was established in 1998 as a non-profit organization, providing a networking forum for female professionals involved in shipping, trading and related business within the maritime industry. WISTA Singapore is a national chapter of WISTA – the first to be founded in Asia, made-up of women professionals working from diverse companies such as ship owners, trading houses, bunkering houses, ship brokers, chartering, ship management, insurance, finance and the law. WISTA Singapore maintains the following aims and objectives: To be a non-profit organization for women involved in shipping and trading related businesses; To give support to members as well as to enhance their knowledge in shipping and trading issues; To promote the education and broaden the experience of members in the business through conferences, seminars and networking.

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The global activities of WISTA International are the annual conference, a mentorship program and an initiative to nominate the WISTA Personality of the Year. National further participate in conferences and other different networking activities at a local level. In sum, to achieve its goals WISTA organizes: Annual events ----------------- · Chinese New Year luncheons · Annual General Meeting in August · Christmas luncheons in December Other events · Seminars and workshops; and · co-organizes conferences with other shipping associations on topics of interest to members; · ‘Happy Hour’ sessions to promote networking amongst the members.

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