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2010 honoree for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR

CPR presented the organization’s third annual “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in Alternative Dispute Resolution“
to Louise Barrington. The Award was presented on January 11 in New York City during the CPR Institute’s Annual Meeting at a special Awards Dinner.

Seventeen years ago, Louise Barrington envisioned a group that would support women in arbitration. Five years ago, that group, ArbitralWomen, was founded. ArbitralWomen is a group of professional women from around the globe who are active in international dispute resolution. Today, it boasts members from all continents and from more than 40 countries.

ArbitralWomen is not the only example of Louise’s diversity vision. Under her guidance and direction, the Vis Moot East was created and the first competition was held in 2003-2004 in Hong Kong. Last year, teams from 17 countries (Australia, Denmark, Indonesia, Korea, Switzerland, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Slovenia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Spain, Thailand, and the United States) competed.

To further cement Louise’s “all” vision, ArbitralWomen has provided a scholarship each year to one team that would otherwise be unable to attend the Vis Moot East. The only requirement for consideration of this scholarship is that at least one team member is a woman.

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