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High-Level Delegation Attends 2008 Global Summit of Women June 5-7, 2008

Media Note
June 2008

U.S. Treasurer, Anna Escobedo Cabral, led a U.S. delegation to the 2008 Global Summit of Women that was held in Hanoi, Vietnam from June 5-7. This year’s Summit explored Asia-Pacific economies in the global marketplace and gathered over 900 women entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, and high-ranking government officials from 70 countries in one forum to discuss how best to promote the advancement of women in business and government.

Treasurer Cabral was joined on the U.S. delegation by Andrea G. Bottner, Director, Office of International Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State; Yvonne Boice, President and CEO of Fugazy International Travel; Leanna Brown, Chair, Brown Global Enterprises and Retired New Jersey State Senator; Susan Au Allen, National President & CEO, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation; Amy Blyth, Senior Partner, Franklin Covey; Shinae Chun, Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor; Ludy Green, President and Founder, Second Chance Employment Services; and Saundra Lineberry, Director of Special Projects, Office of International Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State.

The Global Summit of Women is an annual gathering of women business, professional, NGO, and government leaders from around the world for three days to exchange best practices in advancing women's economic status worldwide. This year’s conference focused heavily on the value of public-private partnerships as a way to promote economic opportunities for women and girls.

The Summit also featured workshops on business trendsregionally and globally; practical strategies for business growthdeveloping in different parts of the world; skills building sessions; andinspirational role modelsfrom every continent. The Summit offered unique opportunities for collaboration among dynamic women leaders from around the world. Recent Summits in Berlin, Germany (2007), Cairo, Egypt (2006), Mexico City (2005), Seoul, Korea (2004) and Marrakech, Morocco (2003) have spurred the formation of regional and international networks, and have inspired numerous successful business initiatives.

For more information about the Global Summit of Women, please visit www.globewomen.org.


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