About the 2005 Summit...
Speeches from the 2005
Global Summit of
15 Anniversary Video
H.E. Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia A. Pratt (Bahamas),
Co-Chair of the Ministerial Roundtable, addresses the Summit audience.
From left: Ms. Do Yoon Byun,
President, Seoul Women's Foundation (South Korea), The Honorable Patricia
Espinosa Torres, President, Institute of Women (Mexico), Sung Joo Kim, CEO,
Sung Joo D&D (South Korea), Irene Natividad, Summit President (USA), and The
Honorable Jonina Bjartmarz, Member of Parliament (Iceland)
From The Participants...
“This was the most exciting
conference I have ever attended! I never before met so many great female
role models in such an inspiring environment! I returned home with wings
on my back – they will help me to fly higher in my career. Having seen so
many successful women, I learned that nothing is impossible for us.”
-- Anke Domscheit, Accenture
“Exquisite Summit! This is a
platform for positive growth. Each time, I come back home with many new
ideas and with different energy. I have made four contacts to market my
products in Iceland, Mexico and USA. I also promised to a few new friends
to look for opportunities for them in Canadian markets.
Evnur Taran, President, Northern Legacy (Canada)
More Participant Comments
What the Press is Saying ...
"Global Summit of Women To Promote Wider Economic Participation"
Washington -- When the fifteenth
annual Global Summit of Women opens in Mexico City on June 23, approximately
900 women leaders from around the world will meet to exchange ideas and
strategies on starting and expanding a business enterprise. The U.S.
delegation to the summit will be headed by Under Secretary of State for
Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky, who will be accompanied by several other
high-level U.S. officials. Mexican President Vicente Fox will speak at
the June 23 opening ceremony.
"El poder de nuestras
Y si pensamos en el microcrédito como un arma para combatir la
pobreza, sería acertado decir que las mujeres del mundo tienen en sus
manos el poder para generar desarrollo económico y erradicar la miseria
de la faz de la Tierra.
"Formadora de Lideres"
"Global Summit of Women Draws Record Participation"
-- Leveraging Female
Talent in Latin America
Key Findings from
Directors International First-Ever
Report on Women Board Directors of the 100 Largest Companies in Latin
of Women 2005
Mexico City, Mexico
June 23-25, 2005
"LEADING THE 21ST
Images from the Summit ...
2005 Photo Gallery
From left: Irene Natividad,
Summit President, President Vicente Fox of Mexico, Patricia Espinosa Torres,
President, Instituto de la Mujer (Mexico), Sungjoo Kim, President, Sungjoo
International (South Korea), Vice President Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar of
El Salvador prepare for the Summit's Opening Ceremony.
Businesswomen gather following the
Gala Dinner, sponsored by Deutsche Telekom. From left: Sungjoo Kim,
President, Sungjoo International; Carla Palazio,
Consumer/Media & Entertainment Practice, Heidrick & Struggles; Margaretta
Noonan, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Hudson
Highland Group; Irene Natividad, Summit President, Ann Sherry, CEO, Westpac
New Zealand, Group Executive, Westpac Banking Corp., Australia; Kyung Yoon,
Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles; Maud Pagel, Senior Vice President,
Hon. Minister Nyoni addresses her peers at the Ministerial
A cultural performer demonstrating
Mexican dance at the Opening Ceremony.
2005 Global Summit of Women
Global Women's Leadership Award winner H.E. Mary
Robinson, Former President of Ireland,
addresses the attendees of the 2005 Global Summit of Women.
2005 Hall of Fame Award Winner Neveen El-Tahri accepts her award from
Summit President, Irene Natividad
Global Women's Leadership Award winner Ela Bhatt
speaks with Summit President
Irene Natividad onstage.
Award Winners H.E. Mary Robinson, Former
President of Ireland, and Noleen Heyzer, Executive Director of UNIFEM, talk with
Ann Sherry, CEO, Westpac New Zealand.