Niamh Leinwather
Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Niamh Leinwather

In 2022, we have still not broken the glass ceiling. It is high time that we make real progress. We need to strengthen and support women throughout their careers. Each and every stakeholder has a duty to contribute to closing the gender gap. Unfortunately, international arbitration still has a long way to go before sustainable progress has been made. In my tenure at VIAC gender will play an important role.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I commit to ensure that when we propose a list of candidates to be appointed as arbitrator to the VIAC Board members, a female candidate will always be included.
I commit to organising an event in 2022 that highlights the lack of gender parity in the legal service as a whole but in particular in international arbitration.