2012 Global Summit of Women- Theme: Women: The Engine of Economic Growth

Gateway to the Balkan economies, Athens, Greece serves as the venue for the foremost international economic forum for women leaders in business, government and civil society on May 31-June 2nd at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Under the theme of Women: The Engine of Economic Growth, the 22-year-old Summit’s focus next year echoes the latest World Bank report finding that gender equity equals sustainable development.

As Caroline Anstey, World Bank Managing Director, so aptly stated at a Nov. 18th Corporate Women Directors International Forum: “Women are the next emerging market.”

Some of the 2012 Summit speakers include McKinsey’s Europe Leader Michael Halbye, who will open Summit proceedings with his analyses of economic and business trends not only in the European region but globally.

Deloitte’s Chair of the Global Center for Corporate Governance Carol Lambert (France) will participate in a plenary forum on “Ethics and Transparency Post-Crisis”.  Booz Inc. CEO Shumeet Banerji will be joined by other former and current CEOs in sharing best practices in “Engaging Men in Diversity and Inclusion”.  A special session on “Doing Business with South Eastern Europe” is also planned prior to the Summit’s opening.  The Entrepreneurial Luncheon Forum will feature women business owners who have developed enterprises in high growth areas, while the Youth Forum will focus on young entrepreneurs who have entered new business arenas.

For the registration form, early bird rates, hotel information, go to www.globewomen.org, click to the Global Summit of Women.

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