Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have launched a Nordic collaboration of the respective national associations of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA). Finland’s representative for Nordic cooperation is HPP’s partner Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger, who is also the WISTA Finland board member responsible for international affairs.
WISTA is a networking organization for women at management level in the maritime industry. The organization supports its members by arranging networking possibilities and events with focus on education and mentoring, amongst other things. WISTA has over 2,000 members in 32 countries worldwide.
WISTA Nordic collaboration will enable drawing up a more focused programme for the Nordic member nations, which are known as forerunners in structuring financial and other services, innovating ship type and design, and in environmental aspects related to shipdesign.