“Women Pioneers in Dispute Resolution” book is
a joint book project of ArbitralWomen and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal
Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). As noted in the
preface, the book is a tribute to women pioneers in dispute resolution and also
to those women who more recently have embarked on the difficult path of highly
competitive and coveted arbitration activities. The main objectives of the book
are to share success stories of women pioneers in their field of expertise and
to promote female practitioners in dispute resolution.
We are honoured that the FAI Secretary General, Heidi Merikalla-Teir, was
invited to share her story in the book. In her article, Heidi elaborates on why
all Finns can be proud of Finland’s and its fellow citizens’ achievements in
bringing change to society both in terms of gender equality and conflict
resolution. She suggests that women’s impact on dispute resolution relates to
the broader topic of changing mindsets in dispute resolution. Moreover, she
addresses the important role played by the parties and arbitral institutions in
arbitrator nominations and appointments.
The FAI has been
at the forefront of promoting diversity in arbitrator appointments, long before
signing the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge in 2016. The, by
international standards, high share of female arbitrators appointed by the FAI
Board (32% in 2017) has been accomplished by encouraging open-minded discussion
on suitable arbitrator candidates at FAI Board meetings.
You may download a copy of the book here: https://cdn-arbitral.pressidium.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2nd-Edition_Women-Pioneers_30.11.2018_small-size.pdf.
Reference : https://arbitration.fi/