ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation bringing together women practitioners active in international dispute resolution. The group has its origins in 1993 and expanded mainly since 2000. Today our network is close to a thousand strong, from 40 countries and from all parts of the globe. 

We continue to advance the interests of
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in dispute resolution.

We are proud of our work in promoting women in dispute resolution through events, social gatherings, mentoring, and sponsoring to assist women law students to participate in moot courts.

Browse and use our website to "Find a Practitioner" and locate arbitrators, mediators, experts, adjudicators, surveyors, facilitators, ombudswomen, forensic consultants, neutrals, lawyers and practitioners in your jurisdiction and/or field of business.

Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners (YAWP) the first young group for female practitioners only. YAWP provides a networking platform for women below the age of 40 who are seeking to address challenges arising in the early stages of their practice.

ArbitralWomen partners programme is meant to mutually cross-reference to partners, namely dispute resolution institutions, hearing centres, dispute resolution media, dispute resolution education programmes.

ArbitralWomen gender equality promotions comprise promoting pledges and charters launched by other organisations and groups, meant to promote women practitioners namely in dispute resolution but also more broadly in the legal and business fields.

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Women in Arbitration: How to deal with Unconscious Bias?

“Unconscious bias” refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, perception, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. Studies show that even people who consciously aim to behave without prejudice still possess hidden preferences, prejudices and/or stereotypes—developed over the course of a lifetime—that impact the way they navigate both daily life and the workplace. These unconscious biases, and the behaviours and decisions to which they lead, can have far-reaching consequences in our organisations, often disadvantaging those subject to negative unconscious biases, and preventing organisations from maximizing the potential of their workforce and fully leveraging opportunities for success. Please join us for a panel discussion on the way in which unconscious bias operates in the legal profession, and specifically in the context of international arbitration. read more.

Issue 25 - 05/04/2018

Interview with Cherie Blair CBE QC – CPR 2018 Diversity Award winners – Book on Women in Dispute – Reports on events around the world, including International Women’s Day – Members on the move read more.

City Bar Releases Guide to Arbitrator Appointment Procedures

“Arbitrator Appointment Procedures of Arbitral Institutions in Commercial Arbitrations” – provides guidance on arbitrator appointment options that may not be readily apparent from the institutions’ arbitration rules and websites. read more.

Our website is about and by ArbitralWomen but is open to everyone both to search for appropriate and qualified dispute resolution practitioners, and to benefit from the ideas and information offered.