CIArb invites you to its annual CIArb International Women’s Day event, which will be held online.
This year's keynote speech will be delivered by Amanda J. Lee FCIArb and is entitled Children of the Revolution: Boldly going towards new gender diversity frontiers in international arbitration. The keynote lecture will be followed by a panel discussion.
The creators of Star Trek dared to imagine a future in which gender and race were non-issues - a future in which anyone could take their place on the bridge and reach (for) the stars. That future is within our grasp, but the path to gender equality in international arbitration is one with many steps. This lecture will reflect on some of the hard-won victories achieved by the pioneers of gender diversity in international arbitration and explore where the remaining challenges lie as we head towards our final frontier - true gender equality. How can the next generation of arbitration leaders and the generations that follow, the 'children' of the gender diversity revolution, make sure that hard-won progress is not lost and keep us moving boldly forward?
Panel Session: 'THINGS I DID RIGHT'
The CIArb and the London Branch invite leading ADR specialists to discuss the challenges and rewards of their careers and reflect on important questions for women professionals, including:
Do professional women have to choose between success and likeability?
Is the glass ceiling at home?
Whether Zoom is a help or a hindrance.
Is ‘having it all’ a trap?
Panellists: Rosemary Jackson QC, Susan Lindsey C.Arb FCIArb, Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN C.Arb FCIArb
Moderator: Kim Franklin QC C.Arb FCIArb
5.00pm - 5.10pm Welcome address by CIArb President 2021 Ann Ryan Robertson C.Arb FCIArb
5.10pm - 5.15pm Introductory remarks by Lucy Greenwood C.Arb FCIArb
5.15pm - 6.00pm International Women’s Day keynote speech by Amanda J. Lee FCIArb
6.00pm - 610pm Q&A session with Amanda J. Lee FCIArb
(5 min break)
6.15pm – 7.00pm Panel discussion: Rosemary Jackson QC, Susan Lindsey C.Arb FCIArb, Dorothy Udeme Ufot SAN C.Arb FCIArb and Kim Franklin QC C.Arb FCIArb (moderator)
7.00pm - 7.10pm Q&A session with panel
7.10pm Closing remarks and end of event by CIArb Director General Catherine Dixon
*Please note that this programme is subject to change.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
Joining online: This online event will take place at 5.00pm GMT. Please check your local time zone.
Lucy Greenwood is an independent international arbitrator specializing in commercial and investment disputes. She has over 20 years of experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a wealth of different industries and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in more than 60 arbitrations. She is highly regarded for her prompt, efficient resolution of disputes and active case management of arbitrations and is recognized in Who's Who Arbitration, Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review. She is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Texas attorney and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Amanda J. Lee FCIArb is an Arbitrator and Consultant at Seymours, London, where her practice focuses on international dispute resolution. She has sat as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations, both ad hoc and under institutional rules. She is admitted as a Solicitor-Advocate in England and Wales, and to the Bars of New York State and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her experience encompasses commercial litigation, Privy Council appellate procedure and many forms of ADR, including construction adjudication, international and domestic arbitration, expert determination and mediation.
Amanda is a Director of ArbitralWomen, a member of the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Y&I and Director of Media and Outreach of Arbitrator Intelligence. She is an Ambassador for R.E.A.L. - Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers and a member of the Advisory Board of the Investment & Commercial Arbitration Review. Amanda was the first female Chair of the CIArb's Young Members' Group (YMG) Global Steering Committee (2017-2018) and is a former member of the CIArb's Board of Management (2017-2018), former Co-Chair of the London & SE YMG (2016-2018) and former Public Relations Officer (2015-2018) and Committee Member of the CIArb's London Branch (2015-2019).
In 2019 she founded 'Careers in Arbitration', a global initiative designed to support those worldwide seeking to enter and progress in the field of international arbitration, with a 28,000-strong following on LinkedIn. Amanda is a visiting lecturer at the University of Law, UK, where she teaches Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Amanda regularly speaks, publishes and tweets (@Amanda_JLee) about dispute resolution, how to develop a career in international arbitration and diversity issues. Amanda was recognized as a Rising Star in the inaugural Legal 500 UK Arbitration Powerlist.
Rosemary is a domestic and international mediator at Keating Chambers, where she is a Deputy Head of Chambers. Before moving into full-time mediation Rosemary practised as a barrister but also sat as a part time judge, an adjudicator and arbitrator but has found her passion. Her most important job, however, has been as Mother to her twins, now 28.
Susan is a barrister whose practice is construction and engineering. Before being called to the Bar she practiced as a Chartered Architect. For the last 7 years Susan has focused solely on undertaking tribunal/neutral work in a range of capacities, including as a UK construction adjudicator. Susan has found her conciliatory skills particularly valuable over the last year while locked down with her teenagers.
Dorothy is the founding and Managing Partner of Dorothy Ufot & Co, a leading law firm in Nigeria where she heads the International Arbitration and Litigation departments. She is an immediate past Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and is on the AAA/ICDR, ICSID, ICC, KCAB International, CIARB, HKIAC, DIAC, SIAC, BAC/BIAC, EDAC panels and the Energy Arbitrators’ List. Dorothy won the prestigious African Arbitrator of the Year award 2020.
Kim is an international arbitrator, DAB member and UK construction adjudicator at Crown Office Chambers, specializing in complex infra structure disputes. Since taking silk she focused on tribunal work. She has a reputation for clarity, strong case management and sound strategic judgment – all tested regularly by her philosopher daughter and magician son.