To celebrate International Women’s Day CIArb interviewed professionals from various jurisdictions, at different stages of their careers and asked them about their experiences as female practitioners in ADR. The interviewees talked about their incredible achievements as well as challenges they had to face. The excellent stories they shared can serve as an inspiration and empowerment for female practitioners around the globe.
It is worth noting that a number of the interviewees are proud members of ArbitralWomen. CIArb, a partner of ArbitralWomen, is delighted to support ArbitralWomen by presenting on its website inspiring profiles of its members; click here to view the page: https://www.ciarb.org/news/ciarb-women-in-adr-campaign-recognised-by-arbitralwomen.
CIArb is continuing to post interviews on its website and social media platforms; click here to view the interviews: https://ciarb.org/membership/international-womens-day.
The CIArbWomeninADR initiative started at the beginning of March coinciding with CPR’s Female Neutral initiative which was launched in Washington on 8 March 2019. ArbitralWomen had also launched on 8 November 2018 in New York the book on Women Pioneers in Dispute Resolution. These three initiatives about role models and female practitioners in dispute resolution sharing their experience will hopefully be inspirational to other female practitioners.
The CIArb initiative was spearheaded by the writer Natalia Otlinger.
Natalia Otlinger, CIArb PR and Engagement Executive, ArbitralWomen marketing committee member