2007 Ministerial Roundtable Agenda

Summit Agenda

Outcomes: Mini-Grant winners & sponsors gather for a photo opportunity: Left to right – Marilyn Johnson, VP Marketing IBM, Bev Strand, Diversity Manager at Cisco Systems, Irene Natividad, CEO of the Global Summit of Women, Hon. Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry South Africa, Hon. Mary Michael Nagu, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Tanzania, Hon. Bela Tsipuria, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Republic of Georga, Gerri Elliott Corporate VP; WW Public Sector, Microsoft, Monique Meche, Senior Managing Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs for Cisco

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Press Briefing

Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
Truong My Hoa, Vice President, Vietnam

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Best Practices I

Introduction: Irene Natividad
Moderator: Paula Dobriansky, Undersecretary of State, U.S. State Department

Gerri Elliott, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
Thi Bang Tam Le, Chair, State Capital Investment Corporation and Deputy Minister, Vietnam
Farkhonda Hassan, Secretary-General, National Council of Women, Egypt
Monique Meche, Senior Managing Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Cisco Systems

11:00-12:00 noon
Best Practices II

Jonina Bjartmarz, Minister of Environment, Iceland
Kathy Bushkin-Calvin, Executive Vice President and COO, U.N. Foundation
Ursula von der Leyen, Minister for Families, Women, Youth and Seniors, Germany
Heidemarie Wieczoreck-Zeul, Minister Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

12-12:30 p.m.

12:30- 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Begins

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices III (through Lunch)

Farkhonda Hassan, Secretary-General, National Council of Women, Egypt
Linda Alexander, Vice President, Women’s Health, Digene Corp.
Kirsi Sormunen, Vice President and Head of Environment Activities, Nokia

2:00-4:00 p.m.


Gambia: Isatou N’jie-Saidy, Vice President
Vietnam: Truong My Hoa, Vice President


Congo: Joséphine Mayuma Kala, Former Minister, Women’s Affairs
Georgia: Nino Burjanadze, Speaker, Parliament
Iceland: Jonina Bjartmarz, Former Minister of Environment
Philippines: Delia Domingo-Albert, Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to Germany
Philippines: Myrna Yao, Chair of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women