In February 2018, HKIAC announced the launch of Women In Arbitration (WIA), an initiative committed to the promotion and success of female practitioners in international arbitration and related practice areas in China. WIA provides a forum for members to consider and discuss current topics, grow networks and business relationships, and develop the next generation of leading female practitioners.
WIA活动的发起是 HKIAC 自2016年10月签署《仲裁平等代表权承诺》以来，为提高女性在仲裁领域代表权所采取的几项重要步骤之一。成长发展、分享交流、面向中国、拥抱世界——WIA关注仲裁女性从业者的权益，在世界范围内提高女性在仲裁领域的知名度。
The launch of the WIA initiative is one of several important steps HKIAC has taken to improve the representation of women in arbitration since signing the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (Pledge) in October 2016. Through self-development, sharing and exchanging ideas facing China and the wider world, WIA aims to promote the rights of female practitioners and increase the visibility of women in the field of arbitration worldwide.
WIA自发起以来，活动轨迹遍及上海、北京、香港。活动形式包括圆桌论坛、辩论赛、品酒会。活动话题涉及职业发展、女性成长、价值塑造，知识产权仲裁等。WIA提升了仲裁界对仲裁女性这一话题的敏感度和关注度，凝聚了仲裁多样性的某些共识。为更好开展活动、促进协同发展、完善俱乐部建设，首届WIA Committee即将组建成立，我们将从报名人选中产生本届WIA Committee成员。
Since the launch of the initiative, WIA has organised activities in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, which have included round table discussions, debates, and social events. The topics covered include career development, women's personal growth, value building, and intellectual property arbitration. WIA has increased awareness amongst the arbitration community to the issues facing women, and has galvanised support for diversity in arbitration. To further it's work, WIA has decided to establish a committee. Committee members will be selected from the applications received.