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 Global Summit of Women 2009:  A Resounding Success
Santiago, Chile     *     May 14-16
Setting New Paradigms for Business and Political Leadership

2009 Summit At-A-Glance

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Host Committee

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 McDonald's Latin America
Summit 2009 through the eyes of the media

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Summit President Ms. Natividad discusses what the Summit is about (CNN Chile)

Laura Albornoz, Chile's Minister of Women, at the 2009 Summit.

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TRT reports on the the Ministerial Roundtable

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CNN Chile covers the Summit's
Opening Ceremony

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Doing Business with Chile(CNN)

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Global Summit of Women Closing (CNN)

Images  from the 2009 Global Summit of Women 
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President Michelle Bachelet greets Summit delegates:


The Vice President of Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Doan, President of Chile,
Michele Bachelet, and Summit President, Irene Natividad at the Opening Ceremony.
From left: Nguyen Thi Doan, Vice President of Vietnam, and Tran Thi Thuy, Vice Chair of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who lead the sizeable Vietnamese delegation at the 2009 Global Summit of Women

Summit President Irene Natividad formally  kicks off the Summit at the Opening Ceremony. Courtesy of 
H.E. President Bachelet formally greets Summit delegates.

At the Opening Reception, President Bachelet welcomed delegates at the Circulo Espanol, in the heart of Santiago. 

Norah Al Faiz, recently named Saudi Arabia's first-ever female Minister , with Salama tu Suleiman Nigeria's Minister of Women.

President Bachelet greets Ministers from China and Singapore who took part in the Ministerial Rountable.  (Deputy Mayor of Beijing, Hon. CHENG Hong, left and Singpore's Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Hon. YU-FOO Yee Shoon)

Peru's Minister of Justice, Hon. Rosario Fernandez

South African students
Irene Natividad and six high school entrepreneurs from South Africa who were welcomed to the Summit as part of the annual Parade of Leaders
Lara Gonzalez Molero, Carmen Mur, Marcela Perez de Alonso, Mardia van der Walt-Korsten, and Sandra Yachelini discussing lessons from the Global Corporate Crises in the Women CEO forum.  Courtesy of 
Irene Natividad and women Ministers of Government from throughout the world at the Gala Dinner.  Courtesy of 

Women Leaders in business and government from around the world at the 2009 Summit in Santiago pose for a photo at the Gala Dinner. 

Members of the delegation from
Spain gather onstage following the
Gala Dinner.
The Chinese delegation singing at the closing ceremony.  The Global Summit of Women will be held in Beijing, China in 2010.  Courtesy of 
Recognizing Global Leadership

Global Women's
Leadership Award

Summit President Irene Natividad presents the 2009 Global Women's Leadership Award to President of Chile Michelle Bachelet at the Summit's Welcoming Dinner.

Chilean Women's
Leadership Award

Irene Natividad and Minister of Women's Affairs of Chile Laura Albornoz present the Chilean Women's Leadership Award to Cecilia Medina, the first woman President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.


Global Summit of Women's President Irene Natividad explains what the Summit is all about on PBS' Foreign Exchange
with Daljit Dhaliwal. 

Summit President

Mission Statement

Past Summits

2008 - Vietnam


Media Forum: M. Smiley (Enterprising Women), S. Montiero (America Economia) R. Vassileva (CNN) and M. Rincon (TVN) discuss Media and how it defines businesswomen.


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