2016 Global Summit of Women


1,000 Women from 74 Countries Gather in Warsaw to Advance Inclusive Economy in the Digital Age

 Global Women’s Leadership Award & Poland’s Women’s Leadership Award Recipients

Summit President Irene Natividad presents the 2016 Global Women’s Leadership Award to UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, and the 2016 Poland’s Women’s Leadership Award to Henryka Bochniarz.

Click to View Irina Bokova’s Full Acceptance Speech

Malaysian Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development Dato’ Rohani Abdul Karim, and First Lady of Poland Agata Kornhauser-Duda, with Summit President Natividad and Lewiatan Founder and Former Polish Minister of Industry and Trade Henryka Bochniarz.

H.E. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (Vice President of Vietnam), H.E. Laimdota Straujuma (Former Prime Minister of Latvia), and Summit President Irene Natividad listen to Former President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga during the Opening Ceremony.

Ministers Gather at Summit

The 2016 Global Summit of Women Opens with Market Open at Warsaw Stock Exchange

Highlights from the 2016 Summit

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Summit President Irene Natividad and Warsaw Mayor Gronkiewicz-Waltz Discuss the Future of Cities

Lewiatan Founder and President Henryka Bochniarz with Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki share tips for “Doing Business with Poland”

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Panelists in the “Male CEO Forum: Defining an Equitable Workplace”: President, EMEA for Metlife Michel Khalaf; Chair of the Board of Daimler Manfred Bischof; CEO of Deloitte Central Europe Alastair Teare; President of the EMIA Region for Technip Marco Villa; and CEO of Citi Handlowy Slawomir Sikora; with Moderator Lisa Kassenaar of Bloomberg News.

Women CEOs discuss “The Future of Work in the Age of Digitization and Mobility.”  From left, CEO of GE Poland and the Baltics Beata Stelmach; President, HVAC and Transport, Latin America, for Ingersoll-Rand Maria Blase; CEO of UBS Brazil Sylvia Coutinho; and CEO of Siemens South Africa Sabine dall’Omo, with Moderator, Summit President Irene Natividad, in center.

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French delegation to 2016 Summit, led by Minister of Families, Children, and Women’s Rights Laurence Rossignol (front row, center)

61 Delegates from Japan invite 2016 Summit participants to 2017 Global Summit of Women in Tokyo, Japan.



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Kazakh Presentation on 2017 World Expo taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan led by State Secretary Gulshara Abdykalikova (on left) and Vice Mayor of Astana Malika Bekturova (on right).

What the Press is Saying…


The incumbent Businesswoman of the Year, Baronice Hans joined more than one thousand women last week for the 2016 Global Summit of Women in Warsaw. Preliminaries to the three-day summit started on Wednesday evening when all delegates had to register. Click here for the full article

The participants of the Global Summit of Women visit Krakow

In 2016, Poland hosted the Global Summit of Women, also known as ‘Women’s Davos’. On Monday, June 13th almost 100 summit participants visited Krakow, admiring Poland’s most famous city and meeting its authorities. Click here for the full article

Graduate students attend Global Summit of Women

Three engineering graduate students and Kendra Sharp, professor of mechanical engineering, recently accompanied Richard ’69 and Gretchen ’69 Evans to the 2016 Global Summit of Women in Warsaw, Poland. They were among 1,000 women from 75 countries, and many government and industry leaders, including CEOs and former heads of state. Click here for the full article

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh attend Global Summit of Women in Warsaw, Poland

Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh asserted the importance of women in building stable and sustainable societies during her speech at the closing ceremony of the 26th Global Summit of Women in Warsaw, Poland. Click here for the full article

2016 Global Summit of Women Slideshow

June 9-11, 2016 ♦ Warsaw, Poland
2016 Warsaw Summit

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