Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Deutsch Telekom, Germany (left)
and Summit President Irene Natividad (right) honor
H.E. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of
Latvia as the winner of the 2007 Global Women's Leadership Award.
2007 German Women’s
Leadership Award Winner
Member of Parliament and Former
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Jun 18 (IPS) - In a powerful display of womanpower, more than a thousand
businesswomen from 91 countries took part in the 17th Global Summit of
Women in Berlin over the weekend. The
central theme was "Global Opportunities and Challenges."
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A new report on the world's leading companies shows barriers still
remain for women who want to advance in the corporate world. The
study released at the Global Summit of Women in Germany shows women lag
well behind men when it comes to the top jobs in the world's biggest
companies. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
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evening we are 1,000 strong from 95 countries. That
makes us the G95 Women’s Economic Summit that
follows the G8 Summit that had 7 men and one woman.
Welcome…to this wonderful global gathering."
key for equal opportunities is education, service
industry and global networks, that is why we are
here today, this evening, and tomorrow. Economic
development has been pushed forward by women
worldwide with their initiative, and their
enterprising experience. Women have made enormous
progress in the past decade and we are proud of it."
- Minister Ursula Von der Leyen
Some of the 50 women government
Ministers listen intently as their peers
describe successful Public/Private partnership during the Ministerial
Roundtable, which preceded the 2007 Global Summit of Women.
At the Gala Awards Dinner, from left: H.E. Truong My Hoa,
S.R. Vietnam, Summit President Ms. Irene Natividad,
Philippine Ambassador to Germany Hon. Delia Domingo-Albert, Ms.
Sung-Joo Kim, CEO, Sungjoo Group and MCM Inc., and H.E. Vaira Vike-Freiberga,
What participants are
impressive conference! Well-organized and
interesting and amazing in the networking impact.
- Suzanne Black
Suzanne Black, President &
First Bahamas Realty
Congratulations on a successful Summit. I was
impressed with the energy and excitement of the 1000
participants who came from different countries and walks
of life! I know that it take a high level of
dedication and perseverance to organize 17 successful
Summits, which is an amazing achievement. -
Shinae Chun, Director, Women's Bureau, US Department of
organisation was perfect, the quality and diversity of
all the attendees made it very rich and positive.
Thank you for also letting everyone talk and express her
own situation which vary a lot according to the origin,
obvious, it is not the same to be a sales manager in IBM
in Madrid and be stressed sometimes by the glass ceiling
and to "struggle for life" in Congo, and we certainly
need to hear about that as well. - Catherine
The Global Summit of Women,
and the individuals who make it such a vibrant forum for
idea exchange, do much to make the world economy a
thriving, diverse marketplace by supporting the active
role of women in every sector of government and
business. - Daryl Faulkner
Daryl Faulkner, CEO, Digene
in Berlin we came together from 95 different countries
and united behind commonalities as women, businesspeople
and world leaders.... I was reminded of how
important it is to continue to reach out to one another.
To continue to listen, learn, and exchange experiences
across borders. - Gay Gaddis
Gay Warren Gaddis, President and
It was a
great pleasure to participate in this year's Global
Summit and I look forward to having the opportunity to
do it again in the future. - Amparo Moraleda
Amparo Moraleda, President, IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel
Congratulation for this wonderful Summit... The
energy of all this women and the issues, which were
brought up were again deepening at least my
understanding of gender diversity... Thank you very much
for giving us the opportunity to be part of this unique
Conference. - Ursula Schwarzenbart
Ursula Schwarzenbart, Director Global Diversity Office,
Daimler Chrysler AG
much for inviting me to the Global Summit... I enjoyed
reconnecting with other friends from past summits.
I had a great time and came away inspired and energized
to be the best I can be! - Ralitsa Vassileva
Ralitsa Vassileva, Anchor,
Global Summit of Women was truly amazing. Women
leaders from business, politics and society exchanging
views, connecting and working towards a better world:
congratulations to you and your team for making this
happen! Mirella Visser
Visser, Supervisory Board Royal Swets & Zeitlinger and CEO
Centre for Inclusive Leadership