2005 Summit Program Agenda and Presentations


Thursday, JUNE 23

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Monica Emerson, Executive Director, Corporate Diversity Office, DaimlerChryslyer
Christine MacKenzie, Vice President, Corporate Research and Reporting, DaimlerChrysler
Irene Natividad, Summit President
Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Bahamas
Patricia Espinosa Torres, President, Instituto de la Mujer, Mexico

Sponsored by DaimlerChrysler

Friday, JUNE 24

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Plenary Session: 2005 Global Summit of Women Reports

Women of Latin America: A Market Profile

Antonio Puron, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Mexico
Informe McKinsey: Promoviendo el Talento Femenino en Latino América

Women Directors of the Latin Trade 100

Irene Natividad, Summit President

Sponsored by McKinsey & Company 

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon Program: Report from the Ministerial Roundtable: Collaborative Public/Private Sector Leadership in Advancing Women’s Economic Growth

Opening Remarks:
Mario Sanmiguel, President and General Manager, AMEX Mexico
Patricia Espinosa-Torres, President, Instituto Nacional de la Mujer (Mexico)
Debra Chrapathy, Corporate Vice President, MSN, Microsoft

Sponsored by American Express

2:15 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Session: Innovative Marketing Through the Web

Carolina Nieto Cater, Director-General, Todamujer S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)
Jane Boulware, Corporate Vice President, MSN Marketing WW
Maria Barreiros, Vice President, Marketing and New Product Development, LAC Corporate Services, American Express (USA)

Breakout Session: Innovative Financing

Beth Porter, Vice President, Technical Services, Freedom from Hunger (USA)
Vuyo Mahlati, Director, Alexkor Diamond Mining Company (South Africa)
Enrique Majos Ramirez, Director of Marketing, Compartamos (Mexico)

Breakout Session: Women in Technology: Paths to Success

Kathia Quiros Sanchez, Regional Director, Caribbean/Central America, Microsoft
Carmen Yorno, President, CYO Projects S.L.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Breakout Session: Growing Your Business Despite Downturns

Terri McNally, CEO, Global Capital Ltd. (USA)
Magdalena Carral Cuevas, Comisionada del Instituto Naccional de Migracion (Mexico)
Nelly Aviles Gutierrez, President Grupo FYCSA and President AMMJE (Mexico)
Lois McIntosh, President and CEO, Micro-Mac Products (Canada)

Breakout Session: Finding Mainstream Markets for Microenterprise Products

Amany Asfour, President, Business and Professional Women, Egypt

Breakout Session: Leading the World’s Companies: Women and Corporate Boards

Carla Palazio, Consumer/Media & Entertainment Practice, Heidrick & Struggles (USA)
Amparo Rugarcia, Board Director, Telmex (Mexico)

Breakout Session: Survival Skills in a Changing Corporate Culture

Joanne Harrell, General Manager, Enterprise Sales Strategy, Microsoft (USA)
Kay Iwata, CEO, K. Iwata Associates, Inc. (USA)
Ivonne Monteagudo, General Manager, Mead Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb (Mexico)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Global Women’s Leadership Awards and Gala Dinner

Opening Remarks: Maud Pagel, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Telekom (Germany)

Sponsored by Deutsche Telekom

Saturday, JUNE 25

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Session: Exporting Successfully

Betsy Weber, Chair, International Committee, National Association of Women Business Owners (USA)
Charo Lorenzo, President, ASECOEX, S.L. (Spain)
Olga Guadalupe Garcia Torres, President, Aluminio y Bronces de Saltillo (Mexico)

Breakout Session: Has Microcredit Met Its Goals?

Siv Hellen, Vice President, Nordic Investment Fund
Luz Lajous, Chair, Promujer (Mexico)
Frederick Schieck, Deputy Administrator, USAID

Breakout Session: Negotiating Effectively

Alice Dear, President, Alice Dear & Associates (USA)
Priti Mehta-Shah, Senior Vice President, BDO Corporate Finance (Canada)

Breakout Session: Growing the Next of Women Entrepreneurs

Tara Kimbrell Cole, Director, Synovations (Singapore)
Valgerour Sverrisdottir, Minister of Industry and Commerce (Iceland)
Shi Qingqi, Vice President and Secretary-General, China Association of Women Entrepreneurs (China)
Rosa Ana Morales, Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico)

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Session: Branding: the Importance of a Brand

Mary Schnack, President, Mary Schnack Media Services
Cecilia Miller Suarez, Director General, Technical Markets, Grupo Financiero Banorte (Mexico)
Samuel B.S. Araiza Alcaraz, Director, Corporate Philanthropy and Education, Hewlett Packard, Latin America & the Caribbean

Breakout Session: Internet-Based Marketing of Microenterprise Products

Karen Sherman, Chief Operating Officer, Women for Women International (USA)
Zeinab Safar, Advisor to the Secretary-General, National Council for Women (Egypt)
Lourdes Sanchez de la Vega, Director, Associacion Mexicana de Estandares para el Comercio Electronico (Mexico)

Breakout Session: Effective Communication Skills: Marketing Yourself 

Deborrah Himsel, Author, Former Vice President of Global Effectiveness, Avon Products (USA)
Sylvia Alcantara, Publicist (Mexico)

Breakout Session: In a Technological World, Protecting Our Products and Ideas

Hedwig Lindner, Partner, Arochi, Marroquin & Lindner (Mexico)

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon Program: Defining Effective Corporate Leadership

Adela Giral, Human Resources Business Partner, Latin America Caribbean Region, Unisys Corporation
Sungjoo Kim, CEO, Sungjoo International, Korea

Sponsored by Hewlett Packard

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Plenary Session: Corporate Best Practices: Creating a Level Playing Field for Women

Monica Emerson, Executive Director, Corporate Diversity Office, DaimlerChrysler (USA)
Barbara Krumsiek, President and CEO, Calvert Fund (USA)
Said Tayeb Jawad, Ambassador to the United States and Mexico (Afghanistan)


Kyung Yoon, Vice Chairman, Heidrick and Struggles (USA)
Farkhonda Hassan, Secretary-General, National Council of Women (Egypt)

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Closing Dinner and Reception

Jean Spence, Executive Vice President, Kraft Foods (USA)

Sponsored by Kraft Foods