Angola has become the latest member of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) International, and the fifth National WISTA Association from Africa.
It becomes the 51st NWA, with the joining being welcomed by WISTA International President Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (pictured).
“The founders of WISTA Angola have worked diligently to bring the WISTA network to the professional women of Angola,” she said. “The breadth of WISTA across the world, including our strong NWAs in Africa, opens new opportunities for WISTA Angola members. We’re excited to have them join the organisation to give women a voice in the future of our industry.”
“WISTA is a successful platform for women entrepreneurs to which Angolans should actively benefit, said Margareth Galho, President of WISTA Angola, and General Manager and Lawyer, Margareth Galho & Associates.
Also leading the organisation are First Vice-President Joyce José, Manager at BP, Vice-President Joana Andrade, Human Resources at Sonangol Shipping. Other board members include: Secretary for Communications Eldine Chilembo Glees, Technical Specialist, Global Youth Ambassador; Secretary for Events and Planning Marcelina Gomes, Arrest Specialist, Margareth Galho & Associates; and Treasurer /Secretary for Legal Issues Yuri Ferreira Mugongo, Legal Counsel, Sonangol Shipping.
Additional founding members include Arlete Fastudo, Marine Officer, Sonangol Shipping; Petra Silva, Finance Specialist, Sonangol Shipping; and Teresa Ana Cortez Nuno, Finance Specialist, Sonangol Shipping Maria Helena Samuel, Manager at SONATILDE.
The 2020 WISTA Annual General Meeting & Conference will be hosted by WISTA Germany in September 2020.