News Alert 2023.02.02

Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners’ (YAWP) will soon launch its “Meet the Arbitral Institution” Series

1 February, 2023

In March 2023, the Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners’ group will launch the “YAWP Meet the Arbitral Institution” series, an initiative to benefit its young female members who wish to further their careers as arbitrators in international arbitration.

Several arbitral institutions are in a position to make arbitrator appointments and are actively looking for young female arbitrators to further improve their diversity scorecards. YAWP benefits from a vibrant and diverse membership with women from varying legal and linguistic backgrounds who would make excellent arbitrators. The aim of the series is thus to connect YAWP’s dynamic female membership with the institutions.

As part of the Meet the Arbitral Institution series, representatives of different arbitral institutions worldwide will share the following:

  • the process to be considered for an appointment with the concerned institution;
  • what skills and qualifications the institution is looking for in an arbitrator; and
  • how to make one’s profile stand out vis-à-vis the concerned institution.
Participating institutions

Participating institutions include SIAC, ICSID, HKIAC, Swiss Arbitration Centre, LCIA, SCC, Finnish Arbitration Institution, PCA, the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre, JAMS, the Madrid International Arbitration Centre, KCAB International, CAM-CCBC, the International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (Hyderabad), the BAIAC, the CPR, Vienna International Arbitration Centre, Delos, TIArb, the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Centre, IAMCH, CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Centre, Thailand Arbitration Centre, Asian International Arbitration Centre, DIS, CEPANI, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Dubai International Arbitration Centre, IAMCH, Cayman International Mediation and Arbitration Centre, Georgian International Arbitration Centre, Tashkent International Arbitration Centre, CAM (Brasil), WIPO (and counting).

How each session will run

Each session will last for approx. 60 minutes and include a Q&A session with the participants at the end. It will involve a representative of the arbitral institution who will be interviewed by a YAWP member. The sessions will be held online.

Participant selection process

Each session will only be open to a pre-selected group of approximately 20-30 YAWP members, who have been selected based on their experience, legal and linguistic background, geographical location and motivation. The application process is expected to open in February 2023. For more details and information, follow YAWP and ArbitralWomen on LinkedIn.

The series is only open to paid-up ArbitralWomen members.


If you are affiliated with an arbitral institution that is not yet part of the series and would like to join or have any other questions, then please reach out to Dilber Devitre ( or Olga Sendetska (