Women‘s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), have been shortlisted for the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award for enhancing opportunities and supporting the role of women in the maritime industry on a global level.

The voting process will be open to the industry stakeholders until September 8th, 2017 and the winner will be the one who will receive the majority of the online vote. The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the completion of the SAFETY4SEA Conference, which will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Yacht Club of Greece.

The SAFETY4SEA Awards are taking place for a 2nd consecutive year as part of the SAFETY4SEA Conference within the scope of fostering Safety Excellence & Sustainable Shipping. The award process is a combination of open nomination and vote and the objective is to communicate and celebrate exceptional performance of the organizations that contributed towards sustainable shipping.

Karin Orsel, president of WISTA International, stated:

“Being nominated for such a prestigious award is a recognition that diversity and equal opportunities matter within our Industry.  WISTA International has been advocating the importance of increasing the competences and professional development for female leaders in the maritime industry for many years; it is common knowledge that a diverse team leads to more creativity, success and thus profit.”  

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