We believe gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society and when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favoured. Women make up more than half the population of the world yet have long been overlooked as a vital talent resource that contributes to economic growth and prosperity. Prime Dispute will ask the questions both of established economies and emerging markets and support industry in recognising the leadership women can provide in helping to support industry in avoiding and resolving disputes. There is a greater general acceptance of women within industry and a gradual breakdown of what were once considered traditionally male and female roles, but more can be achieved in our lifetime.
"Half of 18-24 year-old women say they've been sexually harassed in a public place in past 5 years".
"It can be argued that there has never been a better time to be a woman contemplating a career in dispute avoidance and resolution. With Industry pushing for change and a range of initiatives in place to develop women as they progress through their careers, the dispute avoidance and resolution sector looks a world apart from the place in which some of the more senior women began their careers".
"Industry is steadily becoming more receptive to discussing the role that women are playing in dispute avoidance and resolution".
"Researchers from MIT and Carnegie Mellon found teams that included women were more successful at logical analysis, coordination, planning and problem solving".