2007 Global Summit of Women – Berlin


June 14 – 16 ⋅ Berlin, Germany

“The Global Marketplace: Opportunities and Challenges” 

 1000 Delegates Representing 95 Economies Convene at the 2007 Global Summit of Women to Have Their Voices Heard

Opening Ceremony Video

Highlights from the Summit

“This evening we are 1,000 strong from 95 countries. That makes us the G95 Women’s Economic Summit that follows the G8 Summit that had 7 men and one woman. Welcome…to this wonderful global gathering.”  – Irene Natividad (left)

“The key for equal opportunities is education, service industry and global networks, that is why we are here today, this evening, and tomorrow. Economic development has been pushed forward by women worldwide with their initiative, and their enterprising experience. Women have made enormous progress in the past decade and we are proud of it.” – Minister Ursula Von der Leyen (right)

Some of the 50 women government Ministers listen intently as their peers describe successful Public/Private partnership during the Ministerial Roundtable, which preceded the 2007 Global Summit of Women

At the Gala Awards Dinner, from left: H.E. Truong My Hoa, Vice President
S.R. Vietnam, Summit President Ms. Irene Natividad, Philippine Ambassador to Germany Hon. Delia Domingo-Albert, Ms. Sung-Joo Kim, CEO, Sungjoo Group and MCM Inc., and H.E. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia

Summit Outcomes

Honored Guests and Award Winners

The Global Summit of Women is proud to honor:

2007 Global Women’s Leadership
Award Winner

Vaira Vike Freiberga
President of Latvia

Above Right: Maud Pagel, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Deutsch Telekom, Germany (left) and Summit President Irene Natividad (right) honor H.E. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia as the winner of the 2007 Global Women’s Leadership Award (left).

Left: 2007 German Women’s Leadership Award Winner Rita Suessmuth, Member of Parliament and Former President, Bundestag

Right: 2007 German Women Entrepreneurs Award Winner Ulrike Detmers, President, Mestermacher GmbH

Left: Keynote Speaker Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia

Right: Truong My Hoa, Vice President, S.R. Vietnam

Mini-Grants for Public-Private Partnerships: Advancing Women and Girls’ Economic Opportunities

Following the Ministerial Roundtable which kicked off the Summit on June 14 and featured 48 female government ministers discussing public-private partnerships to promote women’s economic advancement, the Summit is awarding three mini-grants to economic development projects around the world. Each of the following projects will receive a grant of $5,000 to ensure the project’s continuation and growth.

  • The first grant will go to a project in Tanzania, which is aimed at developing women’s entrepreneurial skills. Submitted by: Hon. Mary Michael Nagu, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
  • The second grant will help educate women on the use of modern information technology in the Republic of Georgia. Submitted by: Hon. Bela Tsipuria, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
  • The third grant will support a project of South Africa’s Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to help develop women’s skills to grow and market medicinal plants indigenous to Africa. Submitted by: Hon. Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry

Report: Female Leadership in Europe

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Photos from the Summit

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