The Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge Young Practitioners’ Committee (YPSC) is delighted to host a discussion on the topic of intersectionality in international arbitration.
The intersecting identities of practitioners – such as gender, legal qualifications, nationality, ethnicity and socioeconomic background – brings specific challenges when it comes to developing a career in international arbitration. These challenges include the expectation to display authenticity while at the same time navigating traditional norms of leadership. Our stellar panellists will discuss those challenges and highlight the opportunities available to practitioners with intersecting identities.
A networking session in breakout rooms will follow the panel discussion.
- Caroline Croft (Associate, Squire Patton Boggs and Co-chair, ERA Pledge YPSC)
- Marta García Bel (Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Secretary, ERA Pledge YPSC)
- Caroline Flanagan (Professional Coach for lawyers)
- Chiann Bao (Independent Arbitrator)
- Stuti Gadodia (Principal Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
- Roopa Mathews (Associate, LALIVE)
What Is the ERA Pledge and the YPSC?
The ERA Pledge is a global initiative to improve the profile and visibility of women in arbitration and to help female arbitrators secure more appointments on an equal opportunity basis. Close to 5,000 organisations and individuals have signed the Pledge and committed to its objectives. The YPSC pursues these objectives for the next generation.