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Honorary Award to State Secretary Rikke Lind

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Trade and Industry

State Secretary Rikke Lind is voted ”Shipping Name of the Year 2011” by WISTA Norway (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association).

State Secretary Rikke Lind is voted  ”Shipping Name of the Year 2011”  by WISTA Norway (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association).

Lind received the award in connection with the Nor-Shipping conference on May 23.

- This is a very pleasant surprise, and I feel honored. WISTA is an important organization that makes a significant work both in Norway and abroad, says Lind.

WISTA is an international organization for women in senior positions in the maritime industry. The ranking takes place annually, and candidates are selected on the basis of the organization's four core values - Professionalism, Diligence, Openness and Commitment.

The jury states that Lind gets the award because of her commitment to the maritime industry for many years. It also emphasized that ”Lind has been on the barricades to get more women into the boards, and she uses every opportunity to emphasize the importance of having a diversity of gender, age and background in both the boards and management. Her generosity to other women is also helping to make her a role model ".

- Women's rights issues are in important part of the basis of my political involvement, and it has been on my agenda throughout my career. The maritime industry has many talented women as owners, managers and staff, and I have had a deliberate strategy to give them room to grow. The society in general – and the private sector – will undoubtedly benefit  from greater representation of women, Lind says.

The winner of the award is automatically nominated as Norway's candidate for the Wistar International's price "Personality of the Year".