Summit Schedule


May 14 – 16, 2015 • Sao Paulo, Brazil


All events take place at the Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo Hotel, unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday May 13, 2015

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Summit Registration

Thursday May 14, 2015

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Summit Registration
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Ministerial Roundtable: Public-Private Sector Partnerships Advancing Economic Opportunities for Women and Girls (Open only to participating government ministers)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Doing Business with Brazil

Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
Hon. Joaquim Levy, Minister of Finance (Brazil)
Denise Pavarina, President, ANBIMA (Brazilian Association of Financial & Capital Markets)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Opening Ceremony

H.E. Nguyen Thi Doan, Vice President of Vietnam
Hon. Pascale Boistard, State Secretary for Women's Rights (France)
Hon. Eleonora Menicucci, Minister, Policies for Women's Rights (Brazil)
Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women

*Presentations not required for this session.
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner Celebration: GSW 25th Anniversary

Friday May 15, 2015

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Reviewing Global and Regional Megatrends

Janina Kugel (Moderator), Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Siemens (Germany)
Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President & Chief Operation Officer, Interamerican Development Bank (USA)
Michelle Unger, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, IBM Watson Group (USA)
Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CEO Forum: The Business Case for Gender Equity

Adriana Arai (Moderator), Managing Editor, Bloomberg News Latin America (Brazil)
Juan Pablo Urruticoechea
, CEO, Sodexo Brazil (Spain)
Jaime Ardila, President, GM South America (Colombia)
Michael Haradom, President, Fersol (Brazil)
David Legher, Senior Vice President and President, Avon Brazil and South Market Group (USA)
Edgardo Navarro, President, McDonalds Latin America (Panama)

*Discussion session with lead presentation.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Creative Strategies for Successful Women-on-Board Initiatives

Irene Natividad (Moderator), President, Global Summit of Women
Elke Ferner, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Family, Seniors, Women & Youth (Germany)
Isabel Tocino, Board Director, Banco Santander, Ence and Enegas (Spain)
Muriel Penicaud, French Ambassador for International Investment, CEO of Business France (France)
Ana Paula Pessoa, Partner & Co-Head, Brunswick Group Brazil, Board Director, NewsCorp

*Discussion session with lead presentation.
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Luncheon Program: Women Entrepreneur's Forum: Creating Innovative Enterprises

Denise Evans (Moderator), Vice President, Market Development, IBM (USA)
Luiza Trajano, President, Magazine Luiza (Brazil)
Lu Aihui, CEO, Yanbian Livestock Development Corporation (China)
Lynette Mayne, Owner & Executive Chair, Work Wear World Pty. Ltd. (Australia)

*Discussion session with videos presenting the speakers.
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions I
Leadership Development Track: Building Your Brand Internally and Externally

Rohini Anand (Moderator), Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Sodexo (USA)
Angela Ossa, CEO, Target-DDI (Chile)
Katrin Adt, Vice President, HR Development and HR Services, Daimler (Germany)
Lucy Fitch, Chief Communications Officer, SAIC (USA)
Andrea Alvares, Vice President, Pepsico Brazil
Entrepreneurial Track: Conducting Business Effectively Across Borders

Monica Tijerina (Moderator), Director of Global Community Engagement, McDonald's (USA)
Mercedes Garcia-Ibarrola, Consultant, UN International Trade Center Brazil
Maria Eugenia Giron, Executive Director, IE Business School Premium (Spain)
Nguyen Viet Loan, President, Journeys to the East (Vietnam)
Stephanie Cardot, CEO, To Do Today (France)
Issues Track: Business Without Energy Means a Limited Future: Alternative Options

Tess Mateo (Moderator), Managing Director, CX Catalysts (USA)
Elbia Silva Gannoum, Executive President, ABEEolica (Brazil)
Aderonke Onadeko, Principal Consultant, DRNL Consult Ltd. (Nigeria)
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Breakout Sessions II
Leadership Development Track: Developing "Win-Win" Negotiation Skills

Elisabeth Richard (Moderator), Head, Group Internal Motivation, In Charge of Leadership for Women alongside the EVP, Engie (formerly GDF Suez) (France)
Denise Damiani, CEO, Denise Damiani Consulting (Brazil),
Monica Flores Barragan, Regional Managing Director (Mexico),
Janet Marzett, Vice President, Operations-Americas, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (USA)
Entrepreneurial Track: Setting Standards for Gender Diversity: Certification Programs

Elizabeth Nieto (Moderator), Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Metlife (USA)
Hon. Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of Small Business Development (South Africa)
Susana Gonzalez Lebrija, Director, BAS International Certification Corp. (Mexico)
Hon. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women (Canada)
Tatau Godinho, Secretary for Women's Work Policies and Economic Autonomy (Brazil)
Marina Terepins, Coordinator, Womens' Entrepreneurship Project ITAU (Brazil)
Issues Track: Sustaining Women's Organizations Through Social Media

Dorota Warakomska (Moderator), President, Congress of Women (Poland)
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke, Founder & Managing Director, Women's Worldwide Web (France)
Ana Fontes, CEO, My JobSpace; Founder, Rede Mulher Empreendedora (Brazil)
Sandy Beky, Founder, Kyosei Leadership and President, Professional Women's Network Paris (France)
Youth Forum: Business Leadership and Generation Y

Cristina Alfaro (Moderator), Director, External Diverse Partnerships, McDonald's (USA)
Deborah Xavier, Founder, Jogo de Damas (Brazil)
Lorrana Scarpioni, Founder & CEO, Bliive (Brazil)
Luisa Ribeiro, Founder & CEO, Gemaventures (Brazil)
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Global Women's Leadership Awards Gala Dinner

Saturday May 16, 2015

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Creating Wealth and Sustainable Economies

Bel Moherdaui (Moderator), Deputy Editor, Claudia Magazine (Brazil)
Laura Gonzalez-Molero, President for Latin America, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals (Spain)
Alcione Albanesi, President, FLC Lampadas and Amigos do Bem (Brazil)
Luz Maria Jaramillo, President, Pavimentos Colombia
Tania Cosentino, President, Schneider Electric Latin America (Brazil)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Water: The "Oil" of the 21st Century

Katrine Sharp (Moderator), Vice President, Group Gender Diversity, Technip (UK)
Paula Santilli, General Manager, Pepsico Mexico
Nelton Friederich, Director, Itaipu Binacional (Brazil)
Eduardo Simoniello, Vice President & General Manager, Greif Latin America (Brazil)
Raissa Muller, Inventor (Brazil)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEO Forum: Managing Change and Creating Opportunity

Irene Natividad (Moderator), President, Global Summit of Women
Rachel Maia, General Manager, Pandora Brasil
Maria Blasé, President HVAC & Transport, Latin America, Ingersoll Rand (USA)
Rosa Maria Garcia, CEO, Siemens Spain
Deanna Goodwin, President, North America, Technip (USA)
Gabriela Hernandez, General Counsel, GE Latin America & former CEO, GE Mexico
Fatima Raimondi, General Manager, Acision (Brazil)

*Discussion session with lead presentation.
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Luncheon Program: Opening Global Markets for Women's Enterprises

Alessandra Ginante (Moderator), Vice President, Human Resources, Avon Products Brazil
Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, U.N. International Trade Center
Paula Moreira, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Brazil)
Hattie Hill, President, Women's Food Service Forum (USA)
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions III
Leadership Development Track: Women on Boards Roundtable: A Debate — Who Can Be a Director?

Irene Natividad (Moderator), President, Global Summit of Women
Rosa Garcia, CEO, Siemens Spain & Board Director, Acerinox and Bankinter
Sandra Guerra, Chair, Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (Brazil)
Ana Munoz, Board Director, Natra (Spain)
Henryka Bochniarz, former CEO, Boeing Central & Eastern Europe, and Board Director, Unicredit SpA, FCA Poland SA, Orange Polska SA

*Presentations not required for this session.
Entrepreneurial Track: Protecting Your Business in the Internet Age

Susana Roza (Moderator), Executive Coach, Por los Viejos Tiempos, S.L. (Spain)
Regina Llopis, CEO, Grupo AIA (Spain)
Priscila Siqueira, Vice President, Apps & SaaS Software as a Service, Oracle Latin America (Brazil)
Sergio Kogan, Partner & Cybersecurity Leader, EY Brazil
Issues Track: Best Practices in Driving Ethical Businesses

Neddy Perez (Moderator), Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management, Ingersoll Rand (USA)
Juliana Oyegun, Former Chief Diversity Officer, World Bank (Ret.) (Nigeria)
Luciane Ribeiro, Executive Director, Santander Brasil Asset Management (Brazil)
Andrea Weichert, Partner, EY Brazil
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Breakout Sessions IV
Leadership Development Track: Battling Unconscious Bias

Leslie Griffin (Moderator), Senior Vice President, International Public Policy, UPS (USA)
Beatriz Accioly, Cultural Anthropologist (USA)
Kimberly Admire, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, SAIC (USA)
Alessandra Ginante, Vice President, Human Resources, Avon Brazil
Entrepreneurial Track: Experience in Motion: Improving Customer Experience with Technology

Vania Curiati (Moderator), Director of Alliances and Strategic Partnerships, IBM Brazil
Ana Paula Assis, Vice President, Software, IBM Brazil
Felipe Penaranda Silva, Solutions Representative, IBM Security (Brazil)
Alejandro Souto Padron, Latin America Retail Strategic Services Leader, IBM (Brazil)
Issues Track: Girls and Business: Growing the Next Generation

Margarita de Cos (Moderator), Development Director, World Wildlife Fund Spain
Gloria Blackwell, Vice President of Grants, Fellowships & Global Programs, American Association of University Women (USA)
Yasmin Darwich, President, Business and Professional Women International (Mexico)
Nomvula Makgotlho, Director, Gender Unit, Dept. of Trade & Industry (South Africa)
Francine Muyumba, President, Pan African Youth Union (D.R. Congo)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Closing Ceremony

Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
Adriano Novitsky, CEO, Technip Brazil
Henryka Bochniarz, President, Polish Confederation of Employers (Poland)

*Presentations not required for this session.
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Welcome to Poland Closing Reception