2014 Ministerial Roundtable: Public/Private Sector Partnerships Advancing Women’s Economic Opportunities
This forum provides an opportunity for Ministers participating in the Global Summit of Women to exchange successful projects developed by their ministries in which business and government have partnered together to advance economic opportunities for women and girls in their countries.
The majority of programs submitted at the Roundtable centered on providing more assistance to women-owned enterprises.
2014 Ministerial Roundtable Participants
French Minister for Women, Cities, Youth, and Sports Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and Invest in France Agency Chair and CEO Muriel Penicaud discuss a public-private sector partnership at the Ministerial Roundtable. Photo courtesy of H. Hamon/Ministere des Droits des Femmes.
2014 Ministerial Roundtable Program
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PRESS BRIEFING
Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women (USA)
Hon. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister for Women, Cities, Youth & Sports (France)
Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, Republic of Vietnam
10:00-11:00 a.m. MINISTERIAL BEST PRACTICES I ACCELERATING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC PROGRESS
Hon. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of Women, Cities, Youth & Sports (France)
Muriel Penicaud, Chair and CEO, Invest in France Agency, and CEO Ubifrance (France)
Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, UN International Trade Center (Switzerland)
Belinda Filo-Tafunai, Principal Trade Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Samoa on behalf of Hon. Fotonoe Nuafusili Pierre Lauofo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade (Samoa)
11:00-12:00 p.m. MINISTERIAL BEST PRACTICES II: EXPANDING ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Paul Peny, Director of Human Resources, Caisse des Depots (France)
Hon. Esther McVey, Minister for Employment (U.K.)
Nena Stolijkovic, Vice President, Business Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation, World Bank
Hon. Meng Xiaosi, Vice Chair, All China Women’s Federation (Vice Minister)
Photo courtesy of H. Hamon/Ministere des Droits des Femmes.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. MINISTERIAL BEST PRACTICES III: IMPROVING WOMEN’S EMPLOYABILITY
Jonina Bjartmarz, CEO, Iceland-Europe Travel Partnership; former Minister of Environment (Iceland)
Hon. Tariana Turia, Associate Minister for Social Development (New Zealand)
Hon. Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Minister of Interior (Iceland)
H.E. Dr. Maitha Salem al Shamsi, Minister of State (United Arab Emirates)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. BEING AN EFFECTIVE MINISTER
Hon. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka, U.N. Undersecretary General and Executive Director, UN Women; Former Deputy President, South Africa