from the Summit
2002 Photo Gallery
Vice Chair of the Interim Government shares her views at the Opening
(President of Sung-joo International) from South Korea, leading her
delegation in a surprise performance at the Summit's Opening Ceremony.
Kennedy, Carol Stafford of IBM and Ana Maria Lopez at the session on
e-commerce and e-business.
committee for the Barcelona Summit.
What the Participants are Saying...
"The Summit was perfectly organized and professionally conducted. It
is the best opportunity for networking with like-minded women in business.
One cannot get a better platform for meeting women leaders and entrepreneurs
from so many countries. It was the ideal forum for test marketing of
my products and it was grand success."
(Summit) once again confirmed what I strongly believe: that the only
geographical barriers that exist for our projects are those that we allow to
-Donna Kelley, Spain
found most valuable was meeting and networking with such high caliber,
wonderful women. It was a chance to connect with women whom I
would not otherwise have had the chance to meet, and to learn something
about cultures and countries far removed from my own. A truly
enlightening and mind-expanding experience."
-Elizabeth Scott, Hong Kong
"I certainly left Barcelona feeling
empowered, renewed and ready to face new challenges and tackle them head-on.
The powerful testimonies of fellow women, their achievement and zeal is
alone worthwhile being there."
I was very much inspired by the synergy
of talents, capabilities, experience, dynamics, and initiatives represented
-Nela Milijic, Croatia
participants from your country participated in the Summit
2002 Summit Grant
Dr. Sima Samar,
Interim Vice President
|$10,000 grant given to an
Afghan NGO identified by Afghanistan's Interim Vice President, Dr. Sima
Samar, for women's economic empowerment
To find out more
about the Global Summit of Women's history of giving,
2002 Award Winner
Meet the winner of the 2002 American Express
Global Leadership Award given at the Global Summit of Women, Begona
Zunzunegui, Founder of Becara
WHAT THE 2002 SUMMIT ACHIEVED:
Raised $10,000 to be used as microenterprise loans by Afghan women seeking to
reenter their country's economy
*Created a Technology Committee to develop ways of continuing the sharing of
best practices among Summit participants and other women entrepreneurs globally
a report through its Corporate Women Directors International project on Spanish
women corporate directors in Spain's top 300 Companies to establish a national
benchmark to measure progress.
More on this report
develop a compendium of corporate best practices in creating equal
opportunities for women.
SEE WHAT SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS ACCOMPLISHED...
The greatest opportunity
for our association was to participate in the creation of a confederation of
Mediterranean women entrepreneurs’ associations."
Rousseau, President, Dirigeantes, France
More Participant Accomplishments
Global Summit of Women
July 11-13, 2002
"PIVOTAL ISSUES IMPACTING WOMEN'S
Left to right: Astrid Fischel, Former
First Vice President of Costa Rica;
Irene Natividad, Summit Director, Sima Samar,
Former Vice Chair & Minister of Women's Affairs, Afghanistan
What Was Presented ...
Program and Speeches
What the Press is Saying...
Editorial Cartoon From
(Spain's national newspaper), July 11, 2002
The Woman on the Stool is
writing: Barcelona, 12th Global Summit of Women
READY; WHEN I SAY “THREE” WE GIVE A KICK TO THE STOOL
From El Pais, July 12, 2002
From Reuters, July 12, 2002
"Women of the world meet in Spain to
smash glass ceiling"
Spain - Six hundred women from 76 countries met in Barcelona yesterday to talk
about how to increase the economic power of women in a male-dominated world.
From Associated Press,
July 11, 2002
"Women discuss business opportunities in
international marketplace at Summit in Barcelona"
Barcelona, Spain (AP) Although women-run businesses represent more than 30
percent of those in Europe and the United States, women still lag far behind men
in earnings and in job status; in developing countries, the disparity is even
From BBC News, July 11, 2002
for business summit"
A business summit attended by
600 women entrepreneurs and political leaders has got under way in Barcelona.
The Global Summit of Women is a riposte to the male-dominated World Economic
Forum held most years in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
From BBC News, July 11, 2002
"Barcelona woos female bosses"
Barcelona, famed for its style and
culture, is also renowned for its hard-nosed commercialism. Today, there's no
doubt women are playing an increasing role in the city's economic success. But
in the city's corridors of power, you'd hardly know it. In the Baroque splendour
of Barcelona's chamber of commerce hang the portraits of the city's former
business leaders, every one a man.
From La Gaceta, April 22, 2002
emprendedoras tienen problemas para financiar sus negocios"
Madrid- Tras mas de una decada acercando oportunidades de negocio a las
emprendedoras, la Cumbre Global de las Mujeres llega este ano a Espana. Su
directora, Irene Natividad, una filipina afincada en Estados Unidos con las
ideas muy claras respecto a lo que las mujeres pueden hacer dentro del mercado
laboral, explica que la acutal presidencia espanola de la Union Europea y el
aumento de mujeres empresarias y consejeras delegadas han sido motivos
suficientes para elegir Barcelona como sede de la Cumbre.