More Than 400 Participants from 73 Economies
Take Part in the Outstanding 1998 Global Summit of Women

Images from the Summit...

1998 Photo Gallery

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U.S. Civil Rights leader, Dorothy Height, shares her thoughts with delegates.

IBM Japan Executive Yukako Uchinaga addresses Summit delegates.

Delegates listening to presenters at the 1998 London Summit.

1998 Honorary Co-Chairs

Vice President Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, Uganda

Former Vice President Rebeca Grynspan, Costa Rica

Minister of Canadian Heritage Sheila Copps

Leader of the Socialist Group, European Parliament Pauline Green

Global Summit of Women 1998 Press Releases

"Global Women Leaders to Gather in London"

From the President, Irene Natividad


Global Summit of Women 1998
London, England
July 22-26, 1998


U.K.’s Minister for Women, Summit President Irene Natividad,

and U.K’s Chair of Equal Employment Opportunity

at the 1998 London Summit.

What was presented ...

 1998 Program

 Key note presentations made by...

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Director, U.N. Human Development Program Human Development Report

Click here to read Sakiko Fukada-Parr's Speech

Ann Sherry, General Manager of Human Resources, Bank of Melbourne-Westpac Banking Corp.

Click here to read Ann Sherry's Speech

Baroness Jean Denton, Member of British House of Lords, Former Northern Ireland Trade Minister

Click here to read Baroness Jean Denton's Speech

What the delegates are saying...

"I was invigorated by the energetic, dedicated, and knowledgeable women who came from around the world to communicate their singular vision; that a truly global economy will pole-vault women entrepreneurs over the barriers of their national cultural differences into a marketplace ripe with prosperity and promise"

          -Sherrye Henry, Assistant Administrator, Small Business Administration (U.S.A)

“It was a pleasant and varied experience.  The whole event generated such an incredible atmosphere and immense opportunity for networking with a vast amount of women across the world.”

          -Bola Olabisi, Founder of the Professional Family Woman's Network (England)

“It was a great pleasure to be at the Global Summot of Women 1998...which provided women from different backgrounds of the world with a chance of hearing each other to achieve the goal that women can help women ourselves to gain more opportunities and respect widely.  The Summit turned out to be a big success.  It was also amazing that over 400 women from nearly 70 countries could get together like a big family.  For us it was an exciting experience."

          -Pio Yue Xing and Liang Ji-Shan, Shenyang Hunhe National Economic and Technological Development Zone (China)

“I found the Corporate Director’s Roundtable on the Thursday most interesting, with its emphasis on working towards more effective global networking, as a means of helping to eliminate some of the obstacles that still prevent women of ability rising to top decision-making levels”

          -Lady Howe, Chairman, Broadcasting Standards Commission (England)

What the press is saying...

Women are Big Players in Global Market-Getting Bigger

London-The message from the 400 women from 73 countries attending the fifth Global Summit of Women is that women are big economic players in the global market-and will become even bigger players in the 21st century.

By Edith M. Lederer, Writer for Associated Press, London, July 24, 1998 

To read the full article, click here.

Women are Major Force in Global Market

London-Women are moving steadily into the entrepreneurial ranks, increasing their impact on the global markets and positioning themselves to be even bigger players in the next century, participants in the fifth Global Summit of Women said Friday.

To read the full article, click here.


Summit Sponsors

Chrysler Corporation


Sara Lee Corporation

The Eastman Kodak Company

Shell Oil Company

Merck Foundation



Avon Products, Inc.

Whirlpool Foundation

Chiquita Brands

The Coca Cola Company


Barclay Bank

Center for International Private Enterprise 

Institute for Customer Service

International Labor Organization of the United Nations

Interamerican Commission on Women

Ken Resources

Midland Bank

The Open Society (Soros Foundation)

Pilotprogramme Gender/German Ministry for Economic Development

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

University of Technology/Sydney


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