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About us

Women in Shipping (WIS) is a dynamic and empowering network dedicated to supporting the incredible women who are shaping the shipping industry. Established in 2019, our mission is clear: to create a supportive and inspiring community where women in shipping can connect, share experiences, learn from each other and build a valuable network. 

Our mission

At WIS we recognize the vital importance of fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive shipping industry. We believe in the power of women as role models and advocates for change. By highlighting the achievements and contributions of women in shipping, we strive to push the DEI agenda forward and create a more inclusive and progressive shipping industry.

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Initiatives

Our initiatives are made to provide a platform for personal and professional growth. Four times a year, we host our popular Breakfast Clubs, where up to 25 women can come together on a Wednesday morning from 8-10 to enjoy a delicious breakfast and engage in inspiring discussions. These gatherings feature dynamic speakers who not only share their expertise but also facilitate roundtable discussions, allowing for in-depth conversations and knowledge sharing, in an intimate and safe space. 

For larger-scale events that allow for even more networking and knowledge exchange, we host gatherings with capacities of 150-200 women, up to four times a year. These events are typically evening events, featuring speakers who delve into interesting and relevant subjects. Afterward, there is always a great opportunity to network over some nice food and drinks.

But we're not just about structured events. We also understand the importance of casual interactions, which is why we host various networking events in different forms, from Friday bars to sports activities. These events are made to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for building connections and expanding your network.
 

A study of women in the industry

In 2021, a collaborative effort between Women in Shipping, Danish Shipping and Danvad Analytics resulted in a comprehensive report on the status of women in the shipping industry.

Partners & sponsors

Our efforts in Women in Shipping would be impossible without the invaluable support from our partners and sponsors.

Stena
Danish Shipping
Bunker Holding Group
Bunker One
Den Danske Maritime Fond
Dan Bunkering
Ultra Bulk
Gorrissen Federspiel
MÆRSK TANKERS
Norden
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