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R.E.A.L. Appoints ArbitralWomen Members as Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs and Ambassadors

23 June, 2021

Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (R.E.A.L.) has announced new leadership positions for committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs in addition to Ambassadors, spotlighting several ArbitralWomen members. Three of the six R.E.A.L. committees are led by ArbitralWomen members in addition to ten Ambassadors in the call for racial equality and intersectional diversity. These roles are supported by ten of the R.E.A.L. Steering Committee members who are also ArbitralWomen Members, as are two of the three R.E.A.L. Co-Chairs.

ArbitralWomen member Scheherazade Dubash is Vice-Chair of the R.E.A.L. Arbitral Appointments Committee. ArbitralWomen member Nivvy Venkatraman is Chair of the R.E.A.L. Newsletter and Blog Committee. ArbitralWomen member Federica Bocci is Chair of the R.E.A.L. Conferences & Events Committee.

Additionally, the following ArbitralWomen members have been appointed as R.E.A.L. Ambassadors: Maria Chedid, Gaela Gehring Flores, Lucy Greenwood, Samaa Haridi, Ilham Kabbouri, Amanda Lee, Ayse Lowe, Victoria Sahani, Claudia Salomon and Svenja Wachtel.

Finally, as announced in January 2021, the following ArbitralWomen members are on the R.E.A.L. Steering Committee: Funke Adekoya, Crina Baltag, Chiann Bao, Louise Barrington, Mélida Hodgson, Sara Koleilat-Aranjo, Dana MacGrath, Mirèze Philippe, Rekha Rangachari and Nancy Thevenin. Crina Baltag and Rekha Rangachari also serve as Co-Chairs of R.E.A.L. together with Kabir Duggal.

Congratulations to all for being appointed to the R.E.A.L. leadership and furthering racial diversity in international arbitration.


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Submitted by ArbitralWomen President and R.E.A.L. Steering Committee Member and Strategic Advisor Dana MacGrath