WISTA International welcomes WISTA Uruguay

(SURREY, United Kingdom) — The Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has announced the relaunch of WISTA Uruguay.

"WISTA International has seen a significant amount of interest in South America, and we are excited to warmly welcome WISTA Uruguay. The relaunch of WISTA Uruguay is an important step in creating additional opportunities for female shipping executives in South America, including business development," said Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, president of WISTA International.

"WISTA Uruguay was initially founded in 2008 after two years of working with the Uruguayan national authorities to have the association formed according to the laws and regulations of our Uruguay, thus being the first national WISTA Association (NWA) established in South America," said Kirsten Schandy, president of WISTA Uruguay. "Ten years later, we noted that women, having achieved sustainable personal development working in the shipping and trading area in Uruguay, shown more and more interest in learning about WISTA and being part of the organization. It is with great pleasure that we announce a reactivated WISTA Uruguay."

WISTA Uruguay joins several other National WISTA Associations (NWAs) in the Americas, with additional expansion in South America expected later this year. A WISTA Americas conference will take place June 18-20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

WISTA International is comprised of more than 40 NWAs around the world and nearly 3,000 members. To launch a national WISTA association, the association must file appropriate paperwork in the home country, have at least 10 members in management positions and pay annual fees to WISTA International.

For more information about WISTA International, visit www.wista.net.

By Professional Mariner Staff