2015 GLOBAL SUMMIT OF WOMEN

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.”

Cumbre Global de Mujeres (video en Espanol)

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Click Photo Above for Video Clip from 2015 Global Summit of Women courtesy of EFE.

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Summit Participants during the Opening Ceremony

Mexican participants celebrating the Summit's 25th Birthday.

Members of the Mexican delegation celebrate the Summit’s 25th Anniversary Birthday.

Women CEO Forum: Rachel Maia, General Manager, Pandora Brasil, Rosa Maria Garcia, CEO, Siemens Spain, moderator Irene Natividad, Summit President, Gabriela Hernandez, General Counsel, GE Latin America & former CEO, GE Mexico, and Fatima Raimondi, General Manager, Acision (Brazil).

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. Click here to watch highlights from the Male CEO Forum.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcka receives Global Women's Leadership Award

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka receives Global Women’s Leadership Award from Summit President Irene Natividad. Click here to watch her acceptance speech.

Global Women's Leadership Award Gala Dinner.

South African delegation celebrates Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka’s award with song and dance at the Global Women’s Leadership Awards Gala Dinner.

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. Click here to read more about the Ministerial Roundtable.

Joaquim Levy and Denise Pavarini

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.”

Top 20 Scholarship Students

Some of the scholarship students attending the 2015 Summit.

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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.

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Polish delegates invite Summit participants to Poland for 2016 Global Summit of Women.

 

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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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From Jornal Dia Dia
Global Summit of Women estimula jovens universitárias brasileiras
May 2015

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Presidente da Schneider Eletric América Latina convida estudante para trabalhar em sua empresa

Na manhã de hoje, 16, durante a sessão “Como criar uma economia rica e sustentável”, Tania Consentino, Presidente da Schneider Eletric América Latina, convidou uma das Top 20 Students do Global Summit of Women para trabalhar em sua empresa.

Débora dos Santos Carvalho, que está cursando o último ano de Engenharia Ambiental na USP – Universidade de São Paulo, questionou a palestrante como o Brasil poderia perder menos talentos. A resposta da presidente foi contundente: “Venha trabalhar conosco”.

Para estimular o crescimento de mulheres de negócios da próxima geração, 150 universitários de São Paulo participaram ontem, 15, do Youth Forum, painel formado por jovens mulheres que contaram sucessos e desafios, bem como o papel da economia criativa para a ascensão feminina no mundo dos negócios. Entre inúmeras inscrições, 20 alunas foram selecionadas e participaram gratuitamente do evento.

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From AIB News
Women from 63 Countries Paraded their Exotic Costumes at the Global Summit of Women in São Paulo
May 16, 2015

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African fabrics, Indian scarves and dresses from Korea and China gave color and elegance to the discussions on the Forum.

The 25th edition of the Global Women Forum in São Paulo, at the Grand Hyatt, was beyond discussions on the participation of women in the labor market and encouraging female entrepreneurship. A parade of costumes invaded the Congress, attended by 1200 women from 63 countries.
During the lively gala dinner, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka, UN Under-Secretary and UN Executive Director Women received from Irene Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Women, the Global Award Women’s Leadership Award for her long defense of and trajectory for women’s empowerment globally and in South Africa, where she was Vice-President and Minister.

With the theme “Creative Women, Creative Economies”, the 2015 Summit presents the fundamental role of women in the global market and innovation they bring to the twenty-first century economy. During the three days, the event had the participation of authorities, such as the Finance Minister, Joaquim Levy, and the Minister of the Department of Social Policies for Women, Eleonora Minicuchi, and 45 CEOS, such as Andrea Alvarez, Pepsico , Luiza Trajano, the Magazine Luiza, among other executives.

About Global Summit of Women

Founded in 1990, the Global Summit of Women is a non-governmental organization based in Washington, United States. With focus on business, it was designed with the participation of public, private and nonprofit sectors, with the aim of expanding opportunities for women through the exchange of working solutions and creative strategies in different parts of the world.

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