WISTA Isle of Man

We are pleased to see our very own Sam MacDowall bringing WISTA UK to the Isle of Man. Promoting diversity and inclusion within the Maritime Industry.

Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association or “WISTA” is dedicated to attracting and supporting women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.

Women in shipping

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 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.

There is a real opportunity here to showcase the diversity of Maritime companies on the island, to promote seafaring as a career through learning and education and to bring more women into the industry by supporting and building a wonderful community of members.

Sam MacDowall