WISTA International and Maritime SheEO officially announced the start of its partnership at the Maritime SheEO conference in Mumbai, India this week, after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the WISTA International Annual General Meeting on 26 October in Geneva, Switzerland.
The first activity under the new MoU is the second Maritime SheEO Leadership Accelerator Programme.
This programme was announced at the conference in Mumbai, entitled 'Changing Leadership Paradigms', where 35 speakers delivered inspiring speeches in front of approximately 200 people from over 77 countries and more than 2,000 following the event online.
Sanjam Sahi Gupta, the founder of Maritime SheEO, founder of WISTA India, and co-chair of the WISTA International Diversity Committee, declared, "It was a privilege that the first working together under the MoU looking at how we can increase and support leadership skills for women in maritime was at The Maritime SheEO conference."
She added, "Especially as this year, the event had a particular emphasis on leadership. We can have our motivations to start our business."
President of WISTA International, Elpi Petraki commented, "It was a genuine pleasure to be invited to speak at the Maritime SheEO conference, an initiative which, like WISTA, is passionate about driving change. It is widely known that diversity drives results."
She went on to highlight, "Many maritime organisations have found that women in the workforce and even more so in positions of responsibility have contributed significantly to enhanced innovation, increased productivity and competitive advantage."