Wallenius Wilhelmsen CEO Supports Diversity
Craig Jasienski, President & CEO of international RoRo shipping and transportation logistics specialist Wallenius Wilhelmsen, recently appointed as a member of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), has stated that he believes that to build a sustainable future for shipping and logistics, diverse views, experiences and perspectives need to be brought together in a workplace “where everyone can thrive” and that he hoped to see many more men join WISTA and “together build a truly inclusive industry.” His remarks support the aims of the IMO in promoting gender equality in line with the organization’s 2019 World Maritime Day theme of “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”.
WISTA promotes diversity in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors with its vision of empowering women to lead, with the conviction that gender diversity is key in providing a sustainable future for the shipping industry internationally. About 3,000 female professionals form the majority of WISTA members, however men are also accepted as members in several national WISTA Associations. More than 40 countries support a national WISTA Association, each of which is guided by WISTA International and provides in-country and regional networking, business and skill building opportunities as well as mentoring programs for its members.