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  • ArbitralWomen
    An international non-governmental organisation with the primary objective of advancing the interests of women and promoting female practitioners in international dispute resolution.
  • CPR National Task Force on Diversity in ADR
    The National Task Force on Diversity in ADR was established to devise practical strategies to increase the participation of women and minorities in mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes.
  • 30% Club
    The 30% Club aims to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations. Business leadership is key to our mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and into mainstream talent management.
  • GQUAL
    A campaign for gender parity in international representation, including international courts, tribunal and other monitoring or adjudicating bodies that play key roles in developing international law, human rights and international relations.
  • 50/50 by 2020
    A campaign to create gender-balanced leadership in all organisations worldwide by the year 2020.
  • Men say No, thanks
    A campaign for gender parity in international representation, including international courts, tribunal and other monitoring or adjudicating bodies that play key roles in developing international law, human rights and international relations.
  • First 100 Years
    The First 100 Years is a ground-breaking history project, supported by the Law Society and the Bar Council, charting the journey of women in law since 1919. In 2019 the project will mark the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which paved the way for women to become lawyers for the first time.
  • HeForShe
    The HeForShe solidarity movement was created by UN Women to provide a systematic approach and targeted platform where a global audience can engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality in our lifetime.
  • White Paper: Retaining & Advancing Women in National Law Firms May 2016
    A recent study conducted by members of the Law and Policy Lab at Stanford Law School to review, and provide an overview of the findings and recommendations resulting from, existing research and scholarship into the problems of the retention and advancement of women lawyers in elite national law firms.
  • Keeping up Appearances: the Diversity Dilemma 
    K. Claussen, The Diversity Challenge: Exploring the "Invisible College" of International Arbitration, S.D. Franck, Washington & Lee University School of Law, J. Freda, United Nations, SRSG-SVC, K. Lavin, T. Lehmann, University of St. Gallen, A. van Aaken, University of St. Gallen
  • Getting a better balance on international arbitration tribunals, Lucy Greenwood and Mark Baker
    Getting a better balance on international arbitration tribunals, Lucy Greenwood and Mark Baker. The authors published this article in 2012 as the first of several articles focusing on gender diversity in international arbitration. Through the collation of previously unreported statistics from the various arbitral institutions they were able to highlight the extent of the poor representation of women on arbitral tribunals. Alongside the statistics they provided valuable commentary and analysis as to the factors affecting arbitral appointments that contribute to exacerbate the problem, for example, unconscious bias and lack of transparency.
  • 2015 Report: Diversity Matters by McKinsey & Company
    McKinsey’s research found a statistically significant relationship between a more diverse leadership and better financial performance. The report also looks at practical ways in which companies can become more diverse.
  • Women on Boards, February 2011
    The UK Government initiated a review into gender equality on the boards of listed companies. This report examines the situation in 2011, using the number of women on FTSE 350 corporate boards as a starting point, considers the business case for having gender-diverse boards and then sets out some recommendations for achieving urgent change. The report outlines the very strong business case for more balanced boards leading to better decision-making.
  • Changes Afoot, But Work Remains For Diversity In Arbitration
    Law360, New York (April 5, 2017, 3:47 PM EDT) -- Gender diversity took center stage nearly a year ago when stakeholders in international arbitration signed a pledge to increase the number of female appointed arbitrators, and while diversity proponents say there's been improvement in recent years, work still remains.