2015 Ministerial Roundtable

2015 Ministerial Roundtable: Public/Private Sector Partnerships Advancing Women’s and Girl’s Economic Progress

This forum provides an opportunity for Ministers participating in the Global Summit of Women to exchange successful projects developed by their ministries in which business and government have partnered together to advance economic opportunities for women and girls in their countries.

Ministerial Roundtable participants.

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2015 Ministerial Roundtable Participants

 

Click here to read summaries of Projects summitted at the 2015 Global Summit of Women in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 14, 2015.

Dato' Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family, & Community Development (Malaysia) receives the Ministerial Award from Summit President Irene Natividad.

Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family, & Community Development (Malaysia) receives the Ministerial Award from Summit President Irene Natividad for her Ministry’s “Career Comeback Program” which provides training and placement for women returning to the workforce.

Hon. Malgorzata Fuszara, State Secretary for Equal Treatment (Poland), Hon. Nora Terrado, Undersecretary of Trade and Industry (Philippines), Hon. Pascale Boistard, State Secretary for Women's Rights (France), and Hon. Eleonora Menicucci, Minister of Policies for Women's Rights (Brazil).

Hon. Malgorzata Fuszara, State Secretary for Equal Treatment (Poland), Hon. Nora Terrado, Undersecretary of Trade and Industry (Philippines), Hon. Pascale Boistard, State Secretary for Women’s Rights (France), and Hon. Eleonora Menicucci, Minister of Policies for Women’s Rights (Brazil).

Hon. Elke Ferner, Parliamentary State Secretary (Germany), and Summit President Irene Natividad.

Hon. Elke Ferner, Parliamentary State Secretary (Germany), and Summit President Irene Natividad.

Hon. Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of Small Business Development (South Africa), and H.E. Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State (UAE).

H.E. Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State (UAE).

Hon. Donghua Zhao, Vice President, All-China Women's Federation (China), Hon. Elke Ferner, Parliamentary State Secretary (Germany), Hon. Natasha Stott Despoja, Ambassador for Women & Girls (Australia), Hon. Nora Terrado, Undersecretary of Trade & Industry (Philippines), Hon. Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Deputy Minister of Social Development (South Africa), H.E. Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State (UAE), Hon. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour & Status of Women (Canada), Hon. Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of Small Business Development (South Africa), and Dato' Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family, & Community Development (Malaysia).

Hon. Donghua Zhao, Vice President, All-China Women’s Federation (China), Hon. Elke Ferner, Parliamentary State Secretary (Germany), Hon. Natasha Stott Despoja, Ambassador for Women & Girls (Australia), Hon. Nora Terrado, Undersecretary of Trade & Industry (Philippines), Hon. Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Deputy Minister of Social Development (South Africa), H.E. Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State (UAE), Hon. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour & Status of Women (Canada), Hon. Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of Small Business Development (South Africa), and Dato’ Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family, & Community Development (Malaysia).

 

2015 Ministerial Roundtable Program

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Networking
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Press Briefing

Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women (USA)
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, Republic of Vietnam
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ministerial Best Practices I: Accelerating Women's Economic Progress

Irene Natividad 
(Moderator), President, Global Summit of Women (USA)
Hon. Eleonora Menicucci, Minister, Secretariat, Policies for Women (Brazil)
Hon. Nora Terrado, Undersecretary of Trade and Industry (Philippines)
Hon. Malgorzata Fuszara, State Secretary for Equal Treatment (Poland)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ministerial Best Practice II: Expanding Economic Horizons

Meena Ballantyne
(Moderator), Head of Agency, Status of Women Canada
Ambassador Natasha Stott Despoja, Ambassador for Women and Girls, Department of Foreign Affairs (Australia)
Hon. Zhao Donghua, Vice Minister & Vice Chair, All China Women's Federation
Hon. Maitha Salem al Shamsi, Minister of State (United Arab Emirates)
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM Break
12:20 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Program: Private Sector Best Practices

Meena Ballantyne (Moderator), Head of Agency, Status of Women Canada
Romaine Seguin, President, UPS Americas Region (USA)
Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, UN International Trade Center
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Ministerial Best Practices III: Preventing Stereotypes

Henryka Bochniarz (Moderator), President, Polish Confederation of Employers (Leviatan) and former Minister of International Trade (Poland)
Hon. Dato' Sri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister for Women, Family and Community Development (Malaysia)
Hon. Samantha Nicole Marshall, Minister of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development (Antigua)