New York Arbitration Week

November 13-17, 2023

Stronger Together: Colloquy on Diversity and Perseverance

Program Host: ArbitralWomen
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

ArbitralWomen will host a Diversity Roundtable as well as two Diversity Networking Sessions.  These events are being presented at different times of day to accommodate participants from different time zones. Register separately for each event you wish to attend.

ArbitralWomen Diversity Roundtable

ArbitralWomen is pleased to host a panel discussion on gender and other diversity issues.  We encourage men and women from backgrounds and diverse affinity groups to join us.  This event will include remarks on diversity issues as well as a roundtable discussion.

Application for New York accreditation of this program for 1 credit of Diversity and Inclusion CLE is pending.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am ET

Keynote Speakers

Melida Hodgson, Jenner & Block
Caline Mouawad, Chaffetz Lindsey

Introductory & Closing Remarks

Dana MacGrath, President, ArbitralWomen & Omni Bridgeway
Rekha Rangachari, NYIAC Executive Director

ArbitralWomen Diversity Networking Sessions

ArbitralWomen is pleased to host networking sessions premised on the theme of diversity in the broadest sense.  There has been significant progress in some areas of diversity, most notably gender, while there is still much to be achieved. At the same time, there has been significant civil unrest in many parts of the world due to racial and ethnic tensions.

Each networking session will be led by two team members, who will facilitate our discussion of diversity issues while also encouraging an open exchange among attendees.  Networking sessions are not CLE programs.

Please note that while you may sign up for more than one networking session if desired, to ensure optimal allocation to breakout rooms for networking, we ask that you commit to attend once signing up.  To promote free discussion, the Chatham House Rule will apply to all networking sessions (i.e., participants are free to share information or views that are discussed during the session, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers or of any other participant may be revealed). 

Networking Session 1:
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET


Networking Team Leaders

Chris Campbell, Baker Hughes
Kiera Gans, DLA Piper

Amanda Lee, Seymours Solicitors

Dana MacGrath, President, ArbitralWomen & Omni Bridgeway
Rose Rameau, Rameau International Law
Rekha Rangachari, NYIAC Executive Director

Networking Session 2:
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET

Networking Team Leaders

Diana Droulers, Independent Arbitrator

Kabir Duggal, Arnold & Porter

Lindsay Gastrell, Arbitration Chambers

Floriane Lavaud, Debevoise & Plimpton

Dana MacGrath, President, ArbitralWomen & Omni Bridgeway
Rekha Rangachari, NYIAC Executive Director