What the Participants are Saying...
of this event will be far-reaching in Morocco and the Arab and Islamic worlds.
As a Moroccan woman and as a member of the present Moroccan government, I felt
delighted by the extent to which the Global Summit of Women allowed a variety of
cultures to open up to each other, regardless of cultural differences and
- Najima Thaythay Rhozali, Secretary of State for Literacy and Informal
"I have attended many conferences
and forums over the years and few have kept my interest sparked from start to
finish as did this year's Global Summit of Women in Marrakech. I was truly
impressed by the talent, positions held, and capabilities of all the women
participating both as presenters and as attendees. I met some wonderful
people from across the globe -- what an experience and a privilege."
- Damayanti Vasudevan, United States
"The Global Summit of
Women 2003 provided an excellent opportunity for me to learn about national
women's machineries and to exchange ideas and information with committed
partners and dynamic businesswomen from around the world."
The Honorable Jean Augustine, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Status
"I enjoyed this Summit very much.
It was a great opportunity to meet all these prominent women. The idea I
liked very much was the one-day workshop about empowerment of Arab women.
We really need that forum and it was great to exchange ideas between Arab
- Zeinab Safar, Egypt
"The networking was
fabulous. Until the very last moment, we were still networking, and I
found a prospective supplier in Bangladesh, just a few minutes before boarding
the plane. I came back with many contacts and ideas. Before the closing of the
summit, we were already talking about the next one."
- Evnur Taran, Canada
More About the 2003 Summit...
Description of the 2003 Summit
Summit Program including speeches
Partners and Morocco Host Committee
List of Women Ministers Participating in the
First-Ever Ministerial Roundtable
What the Press is Saying...
Morocco's largest daily newspaper
"Un réseau pour pérenniser les initiatives
féminines à travers le monde"
"Une strategie integree pour la promotion du role
de la femme"
"Expertises internationales au service du developpement"
"Davos des femmes: : L'hommage aux ONG"
mondial de la femmes a Marrakech: Le coup de pouce de ministres"
"Les femmes reussissent a reconstruire ce que les hommes detruisent"
Global Summit of Women
June 28-30, 2003
"PREVENTING CONFLICT THROUGH WOMEN'S
Her Royal Highness Princess Lella Hasna
opens the Global Summit of Women 2003.
Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland
addresses the audience at the Opening Ceremony.
Images from the 2003 Summit...
2003 Summit Photo Album
Summit Director Irene
Natividad, U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Margaret Tutweiler, President of the
Catalan Institute of Women Joana Alemany i Ortega, and Deputy Prime Minister of
Ireland Mary Harney at the Opening Ceremony of the 2003 Summit.
Saida Lamrani, Managing
Director, SMEIA (Morocco); Henrietta Holsman Fore, Director, US Mint; Miriem Ben
Salah-Chaqroun, Managing Director, Les Eaux Minerales D'Oulmes; Lina Hundaleh,
CEO, Philadelphia Chocolates (Jordan); and Amy Camacho, President, African
Safari (Mexico) discuss what makes an effective leader at Global Summit of
African Minister Mabandla speaking at the session on Intellectual Property
at the Marrakesh Summit in 2003.
Global Diversity in Marrakesh: Bangladeshi, Korean and Spanish delegates at
the 2003 Summit.