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Global woman summit concludes in Istanbul

Türkiye Materials 7 May 2011 23:41 (UTC +04:00)
The global summit of women wrapped up a three-day conference here on Saturday by highlighting hot topics such as diversity, scarce resources and corporate social responsibility.
Global woman summit concludes in Istanbul

The global summit of women wrapped up a three-day conference here on Saturday by highlighting hot topics such as diversity, scarce resources and corporate social responsibility, Xinhua reported.

The summit provided a global platform for women to share "what works" in accelerating women's economic advancement in the world.

The summit with 1,000 women coming from 81 countries closed with a grand ceremony that took place with the attendance of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, alongside many female business and government leaders.

The UN chief said that there are still many things to do and many miles go to in order to achieve the goal of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Summit President Irene Natividad said that quotas for women in political parties that are now accepted practice in Europe are being translated into the private sector.

"This is the hot topic of the day in western Europe that will be amply discussed at the summit," she added.

Women CEOs who have been able to manage diversity successfully in their respective companies offered a new perspective on the subjects and discussed the ways of bringing women to senior positions.

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