2017 Ministerial Roundtable

2017 Ministerial Roundtable: Public/Private Sector Partnerships Advancing Women’s Economic Opportunities

Banking the Unbankable project wins the 2017 Ministerial Award

Hon. Vanessa Rubio,Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico receives the Ministerial Award for her ministry’s project aiming to provide financial services to residents of rural areas normally excluded by traditional banks.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                      Breakfast Networking

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                    PRESS BRIEFING


Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women (USA)

Noriko Nakamura, Chair, Japan Host Committee and CEO, Poppins, Inc. (Japan)

Hon. Leni Robredo, Vice President, Philippines

Hon. Truong My Hoa, Former Vice President, Vietnam

Japan Host Committee Chair Noriko Nakamura, Vice President of the Philippines Leni Robredo and Former Vice President of Vietnam Truong My Hoa.



10:00-11:00 a.m.                    MINISTERIAL BEST PRACTICES I        



Hon. Delia Domingo-Albert, Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Philippines

Hon. Katsunobu Kato, Minister of Gender Equality (Japan)

Hon. Vanessa Rubio, Deputy Minister for Finance (Mexico)

Hon. Elke Ferner, State Secretary, Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women & Youth

Elke Ferner, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Youth & Women, Germany


11:00-12:00 p.m.                    MINISTERIAL BEST PRACTICES II:

                                                EXPANDING ECONOMIC HORIZONS 


Hon. Henryka Bochniarz, President, Lewiatan and former Minister of Trade (Poland)

Tamayo Marukawa, Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

Hon. Dr. Anja Kopač Mrak, Minister of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal
Opportunities (Slovenia)

Amb. Muriel Penicaud, Ambassador for International Investment (France)

Muriel Penicaud, Minister of Labor

 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.                  BREAK


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            LUNCHEON PROGRAM:  PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVES


Hon. Jonina Bjartmarz, Former Minister of Environmental Affairs (Iceland)


Ms. Keiko Honda, Executive Vice President and CEO, Multilateral Investment
Guarantee Agency, The World Bank (Japan)

Ms. Rosalind Hudnell, Vice President, Human Resources and President, Intel
Foundation, Intel (USA)

Women government leaders convened for the Summit’s annual Ministerial Roundtable to share public-private sector initiatives advancing women’s economic opportunities.