Despite Tragedy, Over 400 Participants Join the
Extraordinary 2001 Global Summit of Women

Images from the Summit...


2001 Photo Gallery


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Anne Sherry, CEO of Westface Bank of New Zealand, Amanda Ellis, head of the GEM program at the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, and Nepalese delegate N. Shresta at the 2001 Hong Kong Summit.



Young women entrepreneurs from Junior Achievement International at the 2001 Hong Kong Summit.



Two of Fortune’s “International Power 50,” Marjorie Yang and Sung Joo Kim.


South African Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Lindiwe Hendricks, and Hong Kong Equal Opportunity Commission Chair Anna Wu with Summit President Irene Natividad.


2001 Honorary Co-Chairs



Nguyen Thi Binh, Vice President, Socialist Republic of Vietnam



Astrid Fischel, First Vice President, Republic of Costa Rica



Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, Vice President, Republic of Uganda



Global Summit of Women 2001

Hong Kong, China

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2001



From Left:

First Row: Pansy Ho, CEO, Shun Tak Holdings; Anna Wu, Chair, Hong Kong Equal Opportunities Commission; Lindiwe Hendricks, South African Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry

Second Row: Carrie Yao, Hong Kong Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting; Nguyen Thi Binh, Vice President of Vietnam; Irene Natividad, Summit President


(Photo courtesy of Networking Magazine, October 2001)


What was presented ...


 2001 Program


Key note presentation by H. E. Nguyen Thi Binh,

Vice President of Vietnam


 Other Presentations


Who Participated...

"As a first time participant- and be assured, I will come again- it was as much an emotional as an intellectual experience to meet such outstanding women.  The personal encounters and contacts with these women have given me motivation, new ideas and impetus for my own professional life."


          -Henrietta J. Rieck (Consul), Consulate-General of the Federal Republic of Germany (Hong Kong)



Parade of Leaders



Economies Represented



Meet the Largest Delegation


What the press is saying...



 "Women Leaders to Hold Global Summit in Hong Kong"




"Vocal Force Eyes Change"




"Women's Summit Discusses Digital Divide"




"Global Summit of Women 2001 draws participants from 50 countries"




"Breaking into the Boys' Club: Asian Women

Take the Reins at Many of the Region's SMEs"


Summit Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Gold Sponsors

Shun Tak Holdings Ltd. 

Motorola, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

Merck Sharp and Dohme (Asia) Ltd. 

Bank of East Asia, Ltd.

Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau, HKSARG

Home Affairs Bureau, HKSARG

Health and Welfare Bureau, HKSARG

Bronze Sponsors

Esquel Group of Companies

Exxon Mobil

Royal Dutch Shell Oil Co.

Mr. Charles Lee Yeh-kwong, GBS, JP

Mrs. Rita Liu

Ms. Ann Chiang Lai Wan


BBC World


Hill & Knowlton Asia Ltd.

Hong Kong Tourist Association

Hong Kong University

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Radio Television Hong Kong on Internet

Roper Starch Worldwide

South African Airways

Westpac Banking Corporation

World Trade Magazine

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)


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