May 14 – 16, 2015 • Sao Paulo, Brazil

‘Creative Women, Creative Economies’

GSW Celebrates 25th Anniversary
with 1,000 Women in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Click to watch CCTV America’s Spotlight of the 2015 Global Summit of Women, “Summit in Brazil discusses the role women play in the economic environment.”

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Summit Participants during the Opening Ceremony


Panelists at the Women CEO Forum: CEO of Pandora Brazil Rachel Maia, President of Technip North America Deanna Goodwin, CEO Siemens Spain Rosa Garcia, General Counsel for GE Latin America Gabriela Hernandez, and General Manager for Acision Fatima Raimondi

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Male CEOs discuss the Business Case for Gender Equity: from left – Managing Editor for Bloomberg News Latin America Adriana Arai (moderator); CEO of Sodexo Brazil Juan Pablo Urruticoechea, President of GM South America Jaime Ardila, President of Fersol Michael Haradom, Senior Vice President and President of Avon Brazil and South Market Group David Legher, and President of McDonalds Latin America Edgardo Navarro

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcka receives Global Women's Leadership Award

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka receives Global Women’s Leadership Award from Summit President Irene Natividad

Vietnam VP Receives Government Leadership Award

Vice President of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Doan receives Government Leadership Award from Natividad

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30 women government ministers share best practices in public-private sector partnerships advancing women’s economic opportunities at the Summit’s Ministerial Roundtable.

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Brazil’s Minister of Finance Joaquim Levy and President of the Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Markets Denise Pavarina present on “Doing Business with Brazil.”

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A Children’s Choir from Sao Paulo performs at the Summit’s Opening Ceremony.

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Katrine Sharp, Vice President for Group Gender Diversity for Technip (Left) moderates the panel on “Water: The “Oil” of the 21st Century” with Pepsico Mexico General Manager Paula Santilli, Director of Itaipu Binacional Nelton Friederich, Vice President for Greif Latin America Eduardo Simoniello, and young inventor Raissa Muller

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To read the Key Findings from the CWDI Report on Women Board Directors of 100 Largest Companies in Latin America, presented by Summit President Irene Natividad at the 2015 Global Summit of Women, click here.


Click Here to See Some of the Leaders Who Participated in the 2015 Global Summit of Women


What The Media is Saying

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From Latin America Herald Tribune
Women Largely Absent from Boards of Top Latin America Companies
May 15, 2015

SAO PAULO – Women occupy only 6.4 percent of directorships at the 100 largest companies in Latin America, according to a study released on Friday at the Global Summit of Women, attended by 1,000 participants from more than 60 countries.

The report, compiled by Corporate Women Directors International, or CWDI, shows that the female presence on Latin American corporate boards has increased only slightly since 2005, when the proportion was 5.1 percent.

“Latin American companies are falling behind regarding the promotion of women to leadership positions,” Natividad said.

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From O Globo
América Latina está na lanterna mundial das mulheres em cargos importantes
May 15, 2015

SAO PAULO – As mulheres representam apenas 6,4% da diretoria das 100 maiores empresas da América Latina, segundo levantamento da Corporate Women Directors International (CWDI), divulgado pelo fórum Global Summit of Women nesta sexta-feira em São Paulo. Quase a metade (47) dessas empresas não tem uma única mulher em seu conselho de administração.

Os números colocam a América Latina atrás da América do Norte (19,2%), Europa (20%) e Ásia – Pacífico (9,4%). A África foi desconsiderada na pesquisa. Entre os países latino-americanos representados por mpresas no estudo, a Colômbia está na liderança, com 13,4% dos assentos no conselho das suas maiores empresas ocupados por mulheres, mais que o dobro da média da região. No Brasil, cujas empresas compõem quase metade das maiores empresas na lista, a média é de 6,3%. Empresas do México têm apenas 5,1% da representação no conselho feminino, enquanto a percentagem do Chile, de 3,2%, é a mais baixa na região. Entre as empresas que contam com diretores do sexo feminino, 43% têm apenas uma só mulher.

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