2007 Agenda


Thursday, JUNE 1

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Summit Ministerial Roundtable

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Ruth de Golia, Co-Founder and President, Mercado Global (USA)
Sue Unger, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, DaimlerChrysler
Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
Farkhanda Hassan, Secretary General, National Council for Women (Egypt)
Ursula von der Leyen, Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Germany)
Truong My Hoa, Vice President (Vietnam)

Sponsored by DaimlerChrysler

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Welcoming Reception and Dinner

Host: Minister Ursula von der Leyen
Location: Loewesaal (Loewe Hall)

Sponsored by the Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Germany)


Friday, JUNE 15

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
Presentation: “Effective Networking”

Speaker: Mary Schnack, International President, National Association of Of Women Business Owners (USA)


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
European Women: An Economic Profile 

Claudia Funke, Director, McKinsey & Company
Katrin Suder, Principal, Office Manager, Mckinsey Berlin

Sponsored by McKinsey & Co.

‘Values’ Profile of European Women 

Heike Langner, Division Manager, GfK Marktforschung with Katherine Passerieu, Director, Brand Strategy, GfK (France)

Sponsored by Gfk Roper

Women Directors of the Fortune Global 200

Presenter: Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Report from the Ministerial Roundtable: Public/Private Sector Partnerships in Advancing Women’s Economic Progress

Moderator: Gerri Elliott, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft (USA)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon Program: “Dialogue With Women Enterprise Leaders”

Welcome: Marilyn Johnson, Vice President, Market Development, IBM (USA)
Moderator: Valerie Morris, CNN Correspondent (USA)
Gay Warren Gaddis, President and CEO, T3 (The Think Tank) (USA)
Sungjoo Kim, President & CEO, MCM Ltd. and Sungjoo International (Korea)
Katrin Petursdottir, CEO, Lysi Ltd. (Iceland)
Chongshu Zhu, President, Chengdu Dachang Motor Services (China)

Sponsored by IBM


2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Track: Using Technology to Build Your ‘Brand’

Moderator: Beverly Strand, Strategic Partnerships, Worldwide Diversity and Inclusion, Cisco Systems (USA)
Heidi Sinclair, President & CEO, Burson Marsteller Europe (USA)
Vera Brannen, Founder, Tague Online Solutions (Germany)
Jacqueline Ford, Business Unit Executive, IBM.com Sales Centre (U.K.)

Microenterprise Track : Marketing Microenterprise Products

Moderator: Johanna Liukonnen, Industry Marketing Manager, Nokia (Finland)
Myrna Yao, Chair, National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (Philippines)
Ruth DeGolia, Co-Founder, Mercado Global (USA)
Marine Pointillart, Project Director, PlaNet Finance Morocco

Leadership Development Track: Beyond Networking: Marketing Yourself Internally Within a Large Corporation

Moderator: Michele Bolden, Vice President, Human Resources, Pfizer (USA)
Susanne Kloess, Vice President, Accenture (Germany)
Joanne Harrell, General Manager, Microsoft (USA)
Monica Emerson, Executive Director, Corporate Diversity, DaimlerChrysler (USA) with
Anja Secander, CFO, DaimlerChrysler Financial Services (Germany)

Issues Track: Combating the Business of Trafficking: Public/Private Strategies

Moderator: Ambassador Patricia Brister, U.S. Representative to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
Lori Forman, Director, Microsoft Asia Pacific (USA)
Marta Laura Carranza, Undersecretary of Labor (Mexico)
Carita Peltonen, Senior Advisor, Nordic Council of Ministers (Denmark)
Lea Ackermann, Founder, SOLWODI (Germany)

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Track: Securing Corporate Contracts: Best Practices in Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs

Moderator: Ann Sado, Vice President, GEWEL (Japan)
Lisa Martin, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Procurement, Pfizer (USA)
Terry McNally, President and CEO, Global Capital Ltd. (USA)
Stephanie Fiedler, Integrated Supply Chain Procurement, IBM (Germany)

Leadership Development Track : Managing a Long-Term Business Career

Moderator: Anke Domscheit, Engagement Manager, Mckinsey & Company (Germany)
Susan P. Peters, Vice President, Executive Development, GE (USA)
Ursula Schwarzenbart, Director of Global Diversity, DaimlerChrysler (Germany)
Suzanne Black, Managing Director, Black & Associates (Bahamas)
Jovita Carranza, Deputy Administrator, Small Business Administration (USA)

Issues Track: Leaders’ Voices in the Work/Family Debate

Moderator: Eva Welskop-Deffaa, Director, Women’s Bureau, Ministry for Families, Seniors, Women and Youth (Germany)
Hon. Jonina Bjartmarz, Minister for the Environment (Iceland)
Yokiko Yoshimaru, General Manager, Diversity, Nissan (Japan)
Ethel Taylor, Senior Vice President, Corporate Stores, Planning and Resources
Protection, Sears Canada (Canada)

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Special Session: YOUTH FORUM – Navigating the 21st Century Workplace

Moderator: Valerie Morris, Former Anchor, CNN Finance (USA)
Usha Wright, Senior Vice President for Workforce Strategy (USA)
Tina Reisenbichler, International President of EWMD
Sungjoo Kim, CEO, Sungjoo International and MCM (Korea)
Gun Nowak, CEO, FACE Stockholm (Sweden)

Sponsored by ITT Corporation

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

Moderator: Irene Natividad, Summit President (USA)
Welcome: Maud Pagel, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Deutsche Telekom (Germany)

Award Presentations

Global Women’s Leadership Award: Vaira Vike Freiberga, President of Latvia
German Women’s Leadership Award: Rita Suessmuth, Member of Parliament and
former President, Bundestag
German Women Entrepreneurs Award: Ulrike Detmers, President, Mestermacher GmbH

Sponsored by Deutsche Telekom

Saturday, JUNE 16


9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Corporate Social Responsibility Across Borders: Best Practices

Moderator: Judy Dempsey, Senior Correspondent Europe, International Herald Tribune (U.K.)
Sabine Zwinscher, Vice President, Mail Order, Europe Office Depot (Germany)
Daryl Faulkner, CEO, Digene Corporation (USA)
Clara Gaymard, President, GE France
Monika Wulf-Mathies, Managing Director, Corporate Public Policy and Sustainability,
Deutsche Post World Net (Germany)

Sponsored by Office Depot

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Women CEO Forum: The 21st Century Marketplace

Moderator: Margaretta Noonan, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Hudson (USA)
Nance Dicciani, President and CEO, Specialty Materials, Honeywell (USA)
Francoise Gri, Managing Director, Manpower France
Cornelia Groehl, President, Ethicon Gmbh, a Johnson and Johnson company (Germany)
Amparo Moraleda, President, IBM Spain

Sponsored by Hudson Highland Group

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon Program: Defining Diversity in a Competitive Global Economy

Welcome: Leslie Mays, Vice President of Diversity, Pfizer (USA)
Moderator: Ralitsa Vassileva, Anchor, CNN International
Presenters: Pedro Lichtinger, President, European Pharmaceutical Operations, Pfizer (U.K.)
Maud Pagel, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Ali Furamawy, Vice President, EMEA, Microsoft (Turkey)

Sponsored by Pfizer


2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Track: “Growing” the Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs

Moderator: Stephanie Fuller, Regional Sales Manager, Office Depot (USA)
Speakers: Elizabeth Crowther-Hunt, Director of Campaign Networks, Enterprise Insight (U.K.) with Emily Cummins
Iris Kronenbitter, Coordinator, National Agency of Women Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs (Germany)
Sasha Bezuhanova, General Manager, Hewlett Packard Bulgaria
Marsha Firestone, President, Women Presidents Organization (USA) with Marnie Walker
Anwar al Sabah, President, Kuwait Business Women’s Committee (Kuwait)

Microenterprise Track: New Ways of Financing Microenterprises
Moderator: Nancy Gomez, President, Eve-olution (France)
Katrin Leonhardt, Vice President, KfW (Germany)
Claire Cabanel Rey, Executive Director, PlaNet Finance UAE (United Arab Emirates)
Helena Garcia Romero, Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Social Development (Mexico)

Leadership Development Track: Developing Win-Win Negotiating Skills

Moderator: Damayanti Vasudevan, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, R.R. Donnelley (USA)
Jeanna Littrell, Managing Director, Legal Dept., FedEx Express (USA)
Suzanne Bohn, Founder, Crossing Bridges (Germany)
Chonchanok Viravan, President, International Federation of Business Professional
Women (Thailand)

Issues Track: Women and Corporate Boards – A Progress Report
Moderator: Tess Mateo, Director, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (USA)
Speakers: Irene Natividad, Chair, Corporate Women Directors International (USA)
Mirella Visser, President, European Professional Women’s Network (Netherlands)

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Track: Learning From Business Downturns

Moderator: Diane Morris, President-Elect, International Alliance for Women (U.K.)
Yvonne Boice, President, Fugazy International Travel (USA)
Anne Koark, Entrepreneur and President, B.I.G. (Germany)
Gun Nowak, President, Face Stockholm (Sweden)

Leadership Development Track: Managing vs. Leading

Moderator: Dagmar Hettler-Gentil, Executive Director, AT&T International Markets (Germany)
Tami Longaberger, CEO, The Longaberger Companies and Chair, National Women’s
Business Council (USA)
Mirella Visser, President, European Professional Women’s Network (Netherlands)

Issues Track: Women’s Invention and Innovations for a Better Competitive Market

Moderator: Bola Olabisi, Founder, Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (U.K.)
Helen Lom, Director, WIPO Awards and Gender Issues, World Intellectual Property Organization
Amanda Chessell, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM (U.K.)
Claire O’Halloran, Partner Development Manager, Microsoft (U.K.)

6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Senator Harald Wolf, Government of Berlin, Germany
Irene Natividad, Summit President (USA)
Presentation by the Vietnamese Delegation led by Vice President Truong My Hoa

Sponsored by Digene Corporation

7:15 p.m. – 8:45.m.
Closing Reception

Sponsored by Fedex, Accenture and MCM