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Blog Capt. Lauren Lamm Named WISTA USA New England Chapter Co-President

May 17, 2021

Sea Machines congratulates its Captain Lauren Lamm, vessel test lead, for being named co-president of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) USA’s New England chapter. In this new voluntary position, Lamm and her fellow co-president, Lauren Beagen will oversee the chapter, plan and coordinate events, and recruit new members. A WISTA member since 2013, Lamm helped to found the local chapter to connect women in regional leadership positions within the maritime industry. Today, the chapter boasts 31 members (and growing!), and is unique in that it connects members across state lines.

“It is nice to be able to see different areas and learn about our members’ lives and careers. It is especially nice with virtual meetings to see members who we don’t normally see at in-person group functions,” she said.

Lamm, who holds a master unlimited tonnage/oceans license, worked as a mate for Otto Candies until 2018, when she joined Sea Machines in her current position. She says the leadership position is helping her now in her career because, “Knowing people in different industries and being able to ask questions about their experiences in invaluable. I think my Sea Machines experience helps WISTA just as much as my WISTA experience helps Sea Machines. My leadership skills have improved, and I am constantly working on them for the benefit of both WISTA and Sea Machines.”

While chapter events are virtual for now, Lamm encourages women in the industry to consider joining WISTA, and especially the New England chapter if located in the area.
“Promoting women in leadership in any industry is never a bad thing. WISTA is important because it brings women in a male-dominated industry together,” she says.
Learn more about Lamm’s background here.
Join WISTA at wistainternational.com. WISTA USA is among the largest National WISTA Associations (NWAs) worldwide. Members represent all facets of the maritime industry, including shipowners, charterers, operators, brokers, bankers, insurance professionals, attorneys, analysts, and government officials. WISTA USA’s main goals are providing networking and educational opportunities.