Women’s International Shipping and Trading
Association (WISTA International) and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (The
Institute) are partnering to increase the professional competence and enhance
educational opportunities for women in the maritime industry.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in London, the two organizations
will offer five scholarships annually over the next 10 years to individuals
nominated by WISTA International. The scholarship will cover the Foundation
Diploma program at The Institute.
In addition to a general shipping component, the diploma allows an individual
to select a specialized subject area. These are dry cargo chartering, ship
operations and management, ship sale and purchase, tanker chartering, liner
trades, port agency, logistics and multimodal transport, port and terminal
management, offshore support industry, shipping law, maritime insurance and
The scholarship program is available to all WISTA members worldwide.
Individuals must be nominated by their National WISTA Association by June 23,
2017. The first scholarship cohort will begin their studies in September 2017.
from Maritime Women: Global Leadership
“In a maritime context, in women are more included as part of diverse
workforce, there is a larger talent pool available for filling leadership and
managerial positions, and this is undoubtedly an advantage in today’s highly