International Women’s Day global campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity:
We can all truly embrace equity.
It's not just something we say.
It's not just something we write about.
It's something we need to think about, know, and embrace.
It's what we believe in, unconditionally.
Equity means creating a fair and equal world.
Ciarb is joining the global campaign and hosting virtual and in person events on 8 March.
8 March 2023 from 10am GMT.
Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day. Our virtual event is free to attend. Register here
Leading voices in ADR will be joining us on 8 March to reflect on what equity means to them and share their experiences of equity in their professional and personal lives. The panel will also be discussing and exploring the adjustments we all need to make to truly embed and embrace gender equity.
Ciarb’s #EmbraceEquity video will debut on 8 March at 10am followed by a live panel discussion, moderated by Catherine Dixon, Ciarb’s Director General.
The video will feature:
Ciarb is delighted to be co-hosting an in-person event with Ciarb London Branch on 8 March at 6pm at 12 Bloomsbury Square. Register now to hear our ADR community discuss the actions we need to take to further #EmbraceEquity. Ciarb members are eligible for discounted tickets.
Ciarb’s IWD panel will be moderated by Karina Albers FCIArb, Chair of Ciarb London Branch.
The panel will be followed by networking reception.
Places for in-person event are limited, register here to not miss out.
Please note, all times are listed in GMT.
Karina Albers is a full-time commercial arbitrator and mediator based in the United Kingdom. She possesses both British and German Citizenship. Her profession as arbitrator and mediator has been built from her experience in derivative trading, the maritime industry and commodity trade.
Her career hitherto as derivative trader, chartering manager, broker, agent, expert and consultant enables her to service an ever-increasing complex and diverse world of disputes. She has received about 60 appointments so far, participated in hearings and has published 17 awards with claims amounting up to USD 15 million under LMAA, SIAC and GMAA rules.
The type of disputes she covers involve demurrage/despatch/laytime, liability/cost for cancelling of charter parties, speed and performance claims, allocation of port disbursements, insurance claims, bunker claims, freight and TCE, cargo claims both for dry and wet claims, Energy and Commodity disputes. Karina has acted as sole arbitrator, sole arbitrator by default and as part of a tribunal of three.
She passes on her passion for arbitration by volunteering regularly for Vis-Moot and IMLAM as well as mentoring a number of young legal professionals.
Karina is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London Branch; Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitration Association; Panel member of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration; Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators; Member of the International Chamber of Commerce; Member of the German Maritime Arbitration Association; Member of the Baltic Exchange since 1993; Member of the Moot Alumni Association; NGO representative at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL); An accredited Expert at the Federal Court of New York and acted as expert in leading cases in London, New York and Singapore.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Chan is a Senior Registered Foreign Lawyer at Allen & Overy in Hong Kong, specialising in international arbitration. She is committed to the goal of gender diversity and sits on the Board of Arbitral Women and serves as Director of Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners. She is also a founding Committee Member of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge Young Practitioners’ Subcommittee, and a co-founder of ARBinBRIEF, an initiative that promotes diverse arbitrator talent. Outside of arbitration, she is also on the Leadership Team of the Hong Kong registered charity, Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$, which is committed to promoting female empowerment in investing.
Catherine joined CIArb as Director General in May 2020 having set the world record for circumnavigation of the world on a tandem. Prior to setting her world record, Catherine spent time in Chief Executive Officer roles at the Law Society of England and Wales, a Higher and Further Education College and at NHS Resolution. Catherine has also held Senior Executive Director and General Counsel roles at the NSPCC and BUPA and in Canada at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
Catherine started her professional career in private practice as a solicitor, at Eversheds Sutherland and was an Officer in the British Army. Catherine has served as a trustee and non-executive director on a number of boards, including the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Queens Counsel Appointments, LawWorks, National Pro Bono Centre, the PDSA, the Yorkshire and Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, the Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Landex and was the Deputy Chair of the IBA LGBTQI Committee. Catherine is currently a trustee of Stonewall and a member of the Advisory Board of the Open University. Catherine is a solicitor and accredited mediator and has a MBA.
An independent neutral and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Jo Colbert Stanley is a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator and certified mediator. She holds a Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration from Ciarb and is a panellist on the International Yacht Brokers Arbitration Council. Jo also serves as a public arbitrator, hearing financial services-related matters for FINRA and is registered with Florida’s Department of Financial Services where she mediates residential property insurance claims. During her 20-plus years as a litigator in private practice, Jo focused on commercial litigation, employment, and insurance law. A past Fellow of the American Bar Association’s ADR Section, Jo is active in national and local volunteer Bar associations, currently serving as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s ADR Fellows Committee, and as chair-elect of the Federal Bar Association’s ADR Section. She is also chair of Broward County Bar Association’s Admiralty and Maritime Law Section and presides as a Traffic Hearing Officer for the 17th Judicial Circuit. In addition to presenting and writing articles on dispute resolution and maritime topics, Jo is currently working on her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. A self-described yachtie, Jo owns and operates a yacht management and maintenance company with her husband and business partner, Ben, in Fort Lauderdale, the “Yachting Capital of the World.”