The AW partnership with the Global Pound Conference

27 September, 2016

We reported in Newsletter N° 18 that ArbitralWomen is delighted to be partnering with the Global Pound Conference Series (the “GPC Series”). This involves each organisation promoting the other on their respective websites.

The GPC Series 2016-2017 was initiated by the International Mediation Institute. It is a global project that aims, through a series of conferences currently being held throughout the world and involving a broad range of dispute resolution stakeholders, to find out what dispute resolution users need and want and to shape the future of commercial dispute resolution.

For those unfamiliar with the GPC Series, I highly recommend a visit to their website,, where you can sign up for or become involved in a GPC event in your region of the world. So far, events have been held in Singapore, Lagos, Mexico City and New York. Next up are Geneva, Toronto, Madrid and Karachi.

The GPC Series also has a blog platform focusing on dispute resolution and access to justice. AW member and GPC Series Blog Editor Natasha Mellersh is currently looking for contributors to the blog and editing assistance. The ideal candidate would be someone looking to gain experience in writing and editing who could assist on a voluntary basis. The work would involve editing articles, writing and researching relevant news items and short feature articles on themes/trends (300-800 words)
and interviewing prominent professionals in the field. The suggested commitment would be approximately 1-2 hours a week. Any AW member interested should email and include a short writing sample (200-300 words). The Contribute page can be viewed here:

Gillian Carmichael Lemaire, advisory member of the AW Board and executive member of the Paris GPC committee

(The Paris GPC event will take place on 26-27 April 2017).