Summit of Women 1998
July 22-26, 1998
"WOMEN & THE GLOBAL MARKET"
U.K.’s Minister for Women, Summit President Irene
and U.K’s Chair of Equal Employment Opportunity
at the 1998 London Summit.
What was presented ...
Key note presentations
Director, U.N. Human Development Program Human Development Report
Click here to read Sakiko Fukada-Parr's Speech
General Manager of Human Resources, Bank of Melbourne-Westpac Banking
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...
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"
Henry, Assistant Administrator, Small Business Administration
“It was a pleasant and
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
“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
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."
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
What the press is saying...
Women are Big Players in Global Market-Getting Bigger
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
Edith M. Lederer, Writer for Associated
Press, London, July 24, 1998
To read the full article,
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
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