WISTA BRAZIL Women’s Day Forum

maio 9, 2019

On March 13th, Wista Brazil hosted its AGM and the Wista Brazil Forum “What Moves, Inspires and Motivates us?” which took place at the CEMOI Auditorium, at the Naval Warefare School in Praia Vermelha. The Forum had presentations and participations, from Wista Brazil, Alumni PPGEM (Postgraduate Studies in Maritime Studies of the Naval War School of the Brazilian Navy), Dream Learn Work and Equinor. It was a wonderful event celebrating the International Women’s Day!

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 3,000 female professionals from all sectors of the maritime industry.

More than 40 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

DLW wants to continue to awaken everyone’s dreams, young people in general, and especially women. We want to continue to encourage and inspire these young women to feel more and more engaged, deserving and belonging to the access and permanence in the labor market, which unfortunately is still predominantly male and transmits little representation to women in general, especially to black women.

This, in itself, already helps us a lot in a collective construction so that we can best fulfill DLW’s mission, which is to give young people, from less developed areas, fair opportunities for a better future, through education and employment.Thank you Wista Brazill for the invitation and for providing a day of networking, knowledge and experience exchange, and such sense of representativeness for women. It sure was an inspiring day for all of our participants there.


Photo credits: Isabela Espindola