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 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?
Programme (subject to change):
5.00pm - 5.15pm Welcome address by CIArb President 2021 Ann Ryan Robertson C.Arb FCIArb
5:15pm - 5.20pm Introductory remarks by Lucy Greenwood C.Arb FCIArb
5.20pm - 6.05 pm International Women’s Day keynote speech by Amanda Lee FCIArb
6.05pm - 6.15pm Closing remarks and end of event by CIArb Director General Catherine Dixon
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.
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.