2011 Agenda


Thursday, MAY 5

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.               

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, Vietnam
First Lady Emine Erdogan, Turkey
First Lady Datin Paduka Suri Rosmah Mansor, Malaysia
First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba, Namibia
Minister Selma A. Kavaf, Ministry of State for Women and Family Affairs, Turkey
Vice Minister Meng Xiaosi, Vice President, All China Women’s Federation
Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women

Friday, MAY 6

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Regional and Global Megatrends Impact on Economic Growth 

Marisa Drew, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Credit Suisse (U.K.)
Suzan Sabanci Dincer, Chairman, Akbank (Turkey)

9:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
CEO Forum: Trends Affecting the 21st Century Workplace

Moderator: Alison Smale, Executive Editor, International Herald Tribune (France)

Carina Szpilka, CEO, ING Spain
Serpil Timuray, CEO, Vodafone Turkey
M. Rosa Casillas Gonzalez, General Manager, Lexmark International (Mexico)
Dato’ Hazimah Zainuddin, Founder and Director, Hyrax Oil Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.               
Accelerating Board Diversity Globally 

Irene Natividad, Summit President
Hon. Bibiana Aido, State Secretary for Equality (Spain)
Jane Shaw, Chair of the Board, Intel (U.S.A)
Hon. Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Minister for Women, Family and Community Development (Malaysia)

LUNCHEON PROGRAM                  

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.               
Women’s Enterprise Leaders Forum

Moderator: Marilyn Johnson, Vice President, Global Market Development, IBM (U.S.A)
Helena Guardans, CEO, Sellbytel (Spain)
Pinar Kaprali, Co-Founder, Phonoclick (Turkey)
Jane M. Morgan, CEO, 411Solutions, (U.S.A.)
Sarojini Ruth Rajahser, Managing Director, Data Tech Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Leadership Track: Effective Mentoring for Professional Growth

Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Sodexo (U.S.A.)
Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, Managing Director and Vice President, T-Systems (South Africa)
Gloria Lorenzo, Director, Architecture, European Development Center, Oracle  (Spain) with Julia Lopez, Director, Telesales Channel Europe, American Express (Spain)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Track: Branding and Building Your Business Through New and Old Media 

Christine Lemyze, Vice President, GTS Marketing, IBM China (U.S.A.)
Runa Magnusdottir, CEO and Founder, ConnectedWomen.com (Iceland)

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Microenterprise Track: Using Technology for Microenterprise Growth

Tulin Akin, General Manager, Tarimsalpazarlama.com, Agricultural Marketing Website (Turkey)
Meg Jones, Gender in Trade Program Development Advisor, International Trade Center (Switzerland)
Sabrina Islam, President, Women Entrepreneurs Association Bangladesh

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
NGO Leads: Developing Programs that Meet NGO Mission 

Joan Kuriansky, Executive Director, Wider Opportunities for Women (U.S.A.)
Gulden Turktan, President, KAGIDER (Turkey)

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Leadership Track: Communicating Effectively in the Workplace 

Celina Realuyo, Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (U.S.A.)
Michelle Brailsford, Founder, Jupiter Consulting Group (U.K.)
Videsha Proothveerajh, Country Manager, Intel South Africa

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Entrepreneurial Track: Financing Your Business for Growth 

Dato’ Hafsah Hashim CEO, SME Corporation (Malaysia)
Gulnara Shamshieva, General Manager, Bai Tushum & Partners (Kyrgyzstan)
Mariana Bozesan, Integral Impact Investing Initiative (Germany)

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
NGO Leads: Marketing and Branding Your Organization 

Heidi Forbes Öste, CEO, 2BalanceU (Sweden)
Mary Schnack, Principal, Mary Schnack & Associates (U.S.A.)
Nurdan Sahin, General Manager, Educational Volunteers Foundation (Turkey)

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Youth Forum: Leading Business into the 21st Century 

Moderator: Cathy Martin, Chief Restaurant Officer, McDonald’s Europe (U.S)
Tulin Akin, General Manager, Tarimsalpazarlama.com (Agricultural Marketing Website) (Turkey)
Marie Laure Charles, Managing Director,  ECA Latin America (France)
Ashley R. Fina CEO, Michael C. Fina Inc. (USA)

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                   
First Ladies Forum

Moderator: Alison Smale, Executive Editor, International Herald Tribune (France)
H.E. First Lady Datin Paduka Suri Rosmah Mansor, Malaysia
H.E. First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba,  Namibia

Saturday, MAY 7


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Leadership Track: The Business Case for Work/Life Policies and Practices 

Juliana Oyegun, Chief Diversity Officer, The World Bank Group (Nigeria)
Ursula Schwarzenbart, Director of Global Diversity Management, Potential and Performance, Daimler (Germany)
Lucy Chan, Director, Growth Market Business Development, IBM China
Meltem Kalender, Chief Human Resources, Turkcell (Turkey)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Entrepreneurial Track: Business Downturns and Second Chance 

Kristina Bouweiri, CEO, Reston Limo (U.S.A.)
Nur Ger, CEO, Suteks (Turkey)
Taghrid Nafesi, Chairman & CEO, Al-Mutaqaa Brokerage Company (Jordan)
Mary Schreiber, CEO, Guava Healthcare (U.S.A.)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Microenterprise Track: Growing Microenterprises into the Mainstream Economy 

Noor Aftab, Finance Director, Shahina Aftab Foundation (Pakistan)
Gyan Agarwal, Secretary-General, World Association of Small Medium Enterprises (India)
Shahinoor Rahman, CEO, Shanoo’s Collection (Bangladesh)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
NGO Leads: Expanding Your Funding Base

Suzan Bayazit, Finance Director, TOG (Turkey)
Yma Gordon, Consultant and Former Senior Vice President, Community Development, Citibank (USA)

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Leadership Track: Leading Teams Efffectively 

Guldem Berkman, Managing Director, Novartis Turkey
Ana Garcia Fau, CEO, Yell Publicidad (Spain)
Damayanti Vasudevan, Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, R.R. Donnelley (U.S.A.)

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.              

Enterpreneurial Track: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Take Advantage of Trade Agreements 

Lorna Wright, Associate Vice President,  International, York University (Canada)
Meg Jones, Gender in Trade Program Development Advisor, International Trade Center (Switzerland)
Ruhsar Pekcan, Foreign Economic Relations Board, Syria-Turkey Business Council (Turkey)
Deniz Misir, Netherlands Foreign Investment  Agency (Turkey)

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NGO Leads: Growing and Retaining NGO Members

Cigdem Aydin, President, KADER (Turkey)
Linda Denny, President Emeritus, Women’s Business Enterprise Council (USA)
Linda Hallman, Executive Director, American Association of University Women (USA)


12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Leading Diversity From the Top 

Welcome: Koray Öztürkler, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Turkcell
Moderator: Richard Evans, Chairman, AbitibiBowater Inc.and Former CEO, Alcan (U.S.A.)
Umran Beba, President, Asia Pacific, Pepsico (Turkey)
Wendy Murdock, Chief Payment Integrity Officer, MasterCard (U.S.A.)
Johan Raslan, Executive Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia
Ali Faramawy, Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft (Turkey)


2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                  
Water – The ‘Oil’ of the 21st Century – And Women 

Minister Hee Young Paik, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (Korea)
Sondan Durukanglu, Professor of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University (Turkey)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                  
Corporate Social Responsibility: A Market Imperative?

Sungjoo Kim, CEO, MCM Worldwide (Korea)
Peer Schatz, CEO, Qiagen (Germany)
Koray Öztürkler, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Turkcell

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                  

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  

Irene Natividad
Hon. Maki Esther Ortiz Dominguez, Deputy Minister of Health (Mexico)
Ana Garcia Fau, CEO, Yell Publicidad and President, European Professional Women’s Network-Spain