2010 Global Summit of Women:  20th Anniversary

WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF CHANGE

Record 1,040 Women from 80 Countries Mark Two Decades!

The Great Hall of the People: 
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What the Press is Saying... 

May 27, 2010

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BEIJING — For businesswomen gathered at the 20th Global Summit of Women here last week, the title of a talk on the final day of the three-day event, “Working Effectively With Men,” was irresistible.

 Women have wondered how to do that all their lives, the conference’s organizer, Irene Natividad, had joked earlier in an interview. “I’ve been at this for two decades, and it keeps popping up,” the longtime women’s rights advocate said. “So I thought, on this, our 20th summit, I’ll have a stab at it.”   Click here for full article

 

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Participants look on as Summit President Irene Natividad gives her Welcome at the Opening Ceremony of the 20th Anniversary of the Global Summit of Women in Beijing, China (Xinhua Press)


Global Megatrends speakers:  Wei Christianson, CEO, Morgan Stanley China; Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States, Wang Lili, Senior Executive Vice President, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China; Wengqin Zhu, Country Officer, China, International Finance Corporation, World Bank; and Irene Natividad

Bettina Wassener, Business Editor, Asia, International Herald Tribune moderating the Opening Plenary


CEO Forum Speakers Julia Liuson, General Manager, Asia Pacific & Greater China Region, Microsoft; Henryka Bochniarz, President, Boeing Central & Eastern Europe; and Sakie Fukishima, Chaiman, Korn Ferry International - Japan



Sadako Ogata, president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency receives the Global Women's Leadership Award

Hon. Chen Zhili, president of All-China Women's Federation is awarded the Summit's Women's Achievement Award by Irene Natividad (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Ministerial best practice winners with Irene Natividad:  Undersecretary of Labor, Patricia Espinosa Torres of Mexico and Vice Minister of Education, Norah Al Faiz of Saudi Arabia

First Lady of Tanzania Salma Kikwete speaks at Closing Ceremony on ending cervical cancer

Leading Internet-Based Enterprises:  Rose Harr, Founder & CEO, Blueware; Yang Lan, Co-Founder & CEO, Sun Media; Marilyn Johnson, VP, Market Development, IBM Corporation

Sungjoo Kim announces the Sungjoo Foundation and pledges $1 million to the Summit

 
Members of the Summit's International Planning Committee present the Global Women's Leadership Award to President Tarja Halonen of Finland


Summit participants enjoy a welcome dinner at the Great Hall of the People

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Hear from the 2010 Participants

"I find that the Global Summit of Women inspires increasingly more women to reach for more than they ever thought possible.  I heard from many past and new GSW participants how much they learned and enjoyed this Summit...  The relationships I, and many other GSW participants, have made have been invaluable to each of our personal and professional development."
  
Tess Mateo, Managing Director, CXCATALYSTS (USA)

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"I had a wonderful time, learning so much and networking with such incredible people.  It was an honour.  Thank you for once again hosting and organising an outstanding Summit."

 

Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, Managing Director, Vice President, Corporate Customers, T-Systems South Africa

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"We came back home with plenty of materials, plenty of information and many important acquaintances from this conference...  Thank you again for all you have done for us, the women entrepreneurs all over the world."
 
Sophia Econamacos, President, National Chamber Women Network (Greece)
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"The Global Summit of Women in Beijing was a perfectly organized and very interesting event and I took real pleasure being part of it.  I believe that the contacts we have established there are a serious promise for future favorable collaboration and joint initiatives."
 
Lilyana Pavlova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (Bulgaria)
 

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