10 Women to Watch

Young WISTA members among the female leaders that YoungShip sees as future leaders

For the first time ever, a list of 10 women under 40 to watch out for, was compiled by YoungShip Oslo in collaboration with Nor-Shipping. The list was published in a renown Norwegian Business Magazine, but to see these women IRL you had to be at Young@NorShipping on Tuesday afternoon this week.


Marthe Lamp Sandvik, COO, Lorentzen & Stemoco AS and a member of YoungShip Oslo and Elisabeth Grieg called the women to the stage where they were recognised by Elisabeth as the leaders for the future.

Marthe Lamp Sandvik: “When I had the idea last year, it came from the belief that we are not marketing ourselves well enough as an industry. To reach the diverse work force that we need, we need to recruit outside the ‘typical’ channels, and reach those people who haven’t heard about our industry. For young women, I think part of that is to show strong and obtainable female role models they can relate to, and who after relatively few years in the work force have made exceptional results.

These 10 women have inspired people within their company and market through natural leadership and knowledge sharing, and show a passion for our industry within a new and modern framework of such leadership. Because you can be every bit a leader without being the boss. Some part of me feels we should have gotten further than gender-specific lists, but looking around - it’s still important! Also, it’s heck of a lot of fun giving these women their due attention for being awesome.
It could not have been done without the support and encouragement from Kapital, NorShipping and YoungShip Oslo, and the best part is that a lot of the women on the list and those who nominated them are all WISTA sisters.”

The women to watch are; 

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (35), CEO – Tototheo Group, Cypros
Ingrid Due-Gundersen (37), CFO, Höegh Autoliners, Oslo
Kristine Hasle Øverby (37), Partner, Wiersholm Lawfirm, Oslo
Liv Hege Dyrnes (37), CFO, Torvald Klaveness, Oslo
Mari Bygstad (34), Operations Manager, Frontline Management, Oslo
Nina M. Hanevold-Sandvik (34), Senior Laywyer, Wikborg Rein, Oslo
Sigrid Schrødter Teig (31), CPO (Chief Prosess Officer) Western Bulk, Singapore
Stine Mundal (33), Head of Section Environmental Certification, DNV GL, Hamburg
Thea Thorstensen (28), Claims Executive, Skuld, Oslo
Therese Jällbrink (33), Business Interaction Manager, Stena Bulk, Gothenburg