2008 Ministerial Roundtable

Welcome from Microsoft’s Gerri Elliott

Ms. Gerri Elliott, Microsoft’s Vice President for Public Sector, introduces the Summit Delegates to the important work which took place during the previous days’ Ministerial Roundtable, which brought together female ministers of a variety of portfolios to discuss Private/Public Sector Partnerships which advance women’s economic opportunities.

 Roundtable Agenda

The Ministerial Roundtable of the 2008 Global Summit of Women was made possible through the generous support of MICROSOFT and QIAGEN

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Press Briefing

Presenters: Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women
Hon. Truong My Hoa, Vice President, Vietnam
Tran Thi Thuy, Vice President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
H.E. Chantal Compaore, First Lady, Burkina Faso
Peer Schatz, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Qiagen (Germany)

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Best Practices I

Introduction: Irene Natividad
Hon. Dr. Jacqui Quinn Leandro, Minister of Labor, Public Administration, and Empowerment, Antigua

Gerri Elliott, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
Patricia Francis, Executive Director, International Trade Center, UNCTAD (Jamaica) with Hon. Dr. Ing Kantha Phavi, Minister for Women’s Affairs, Cambodia
Peer Schatz, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Qiagen (Germany)

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Hon. Farkhonda Hassan, Secretary-General, National Council for Women (Egypt)

Mayra Buvinic, Sector Director, Women and Development,World Bank (Chile)
Hon. Huynh Thi Nhan, Vice Minister of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (Vietnam)
Hon. Laura Albornoz, Minister, Women’s National Service (Chile)

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Mini-Roundtables – Project Selection

The 2008 Global Summit of Women Ministerial Grant Awards are made possible by Microsoft and Cisco Systems, Inc.