2010 Updated Again

20th Anniversary

2010 Global Summit of Women

 Beijing, China

May 19-21, 2010

“Women at the Forefront of Change”

A Record 1,040 Women from 80 Countries Mark Two Decades

Summit Awards

Global Summit of Women's Achievement Award

Hon. Chen Zhili, president of All-China Women’s Federation is awarded the Summit’s Women’s Achievement Award by Irene Natividad (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Global Summit of Women's Leadership Awards

Sadako Ogata, president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency receives the Global Women's Leadership Award

Members of the Summit's International Planning Committee present the Global Women's Leadership Award to President Tarja Halonen of Finland

Ministerial Best Practices Awards

Public/Private Sector Projects Advancing Women and Girls' Economic Opportunities

In recognition of these exemplary projects, the Global Summit of Women awarded $5,000 towards each project at the 2009 Global Summit of Women

Hon. Nora Al Faiz, Vice Minister for Women's Education, Saudi Arabia accepts award from Irene Natividad

Title of Program: Educating Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM)

Country: Saudi Arabia

* focuses on efforts to increase educational opportunities for women and girls in Saudi Arabia

* provides incentive and access to STEM education of study to young women and girls

Hon. Patricia Espinosa Torres, Undersecretary of Labor, Mexico accepts award from Irene Natividad

Title of Program: Strategies for Assisting Agricultural Laborers and their Families

Country: Mexico

* provides skills assessment for certification and continued education for agricultural laborers

* increases rates of economic and political participation by women and girls


What the Press is Saying...

"Beijing holds Global Summit of Women 2010" (click to read article)

"Unlocking Access to the Boardrooms" (click here to read article)



"Global Women's Leadership Award Dinner in Shanghai" (click here to read article)


What Participants are Saying...

“I was so impressed with the women from around the world who presented and participated.  My two panels were fascinating for me as the interviewer.  You pulled through timely and relevant themes throughout the three days I attended.  Beijing was the perfect venue for 2010.”
– Kathleen Matthews, EVP Global Communications and Public Affairs, Marriott International (USA)

I find that the Global Summit of Women inspires increasingly more women to reach for more than they ever thought possible.  I heard from many past and new GSW participants how much they learned and enjoyed this Summit…  The relationships I, and many other GSW participants, have made have been invaluable to each of our personal and professional development.”
Tess Mateo, Managing Director, CXCATALYSTS (USA)

I too completed 10 years of participation in the Global Summit this time. Over the past decade I have learnt a lot from the educative lectures from the Summit speakers, learnt about the cross border cultures, made lots of wonderful friends and grown as a better person and a better entrepreneur.”
– Farah Khan, Director, Kashmir Krafts (India)

2010 Summit Sponsors



2010 Chinese Corporate Sponsors

What Participants are Saying...

“I had a wonderful time, learning so much and networking with such incredible people.  It was an honour. Thank you for once again hosting and organizing an outstanding Summit.
– Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, Managing Director, Vice President, Corporate Customers, T-Systems (South Africa)

We came back home with plenty of materials, plenty of information and many important acquaintances from this conference…  Thank you again for all you have done for us, the women entrepreneurs all over the world.”
 – Sophia Econamacos, President, National Chamber Women Network (Greece)

The Global Summit of Women in Beijing was a perfectly organized and very interesting event and I took real pleasure being part of it.  I believe that the contacts we have established there are a serious promise for future favorable collaboration and joint initiatives.”
– Lilyana Pavlova, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works (Bulgaria)