Rachael Kent and Danielle Morris are featured speakers on a panel exploring the state of diversity in international arbitration titled “Pairs of Mentor-Mentee - Affecting the Pipeline and Paving the Way."
Washington Arbitration Week (WAW) 2021 in collaboration with ArbitralWomen, will host this panel of three pairs of practitioners. The panel will begin with a brief examination of the state of diversity in international arbitration, commenting upon diversity statistics of institutions, collection of data on diverse arbitrators, and inclusive and intersectional diversity initiatives encompassing gender, racial, age, and regional representation. The pairs of panelists will then be asked to share their personal experiences of affecting change in the pipeline of diverse representation in practice and paving the way for a new generation of practitioners. The pairs will also discuss how they have dealt with diversity on arbitral panels, within their firm structures, and how clients have increasingly responded to calls for greater diversity.