With the theme, “Women – Building an inclusive economy in the Digital Age,” the global forum of women leaders will tackle challenges and critical issues impacting women and the global economy.
The 2016 Summit will salute women’s achievements while continuing to explore practical strategies and best practices in improving women’s economic status, whether these are corporate initiatives, public policies or NGO programs.
The leading economy in Central and Eastern Europe, Poland is the host of the 2016 Global Summit of Women. Over the past 25 years, Poland has become a leading symbol of regional stability, having transitioned to a vigorous democracy, while advancing its political and economic profile on the international stage.
Serving as a magnet for multinational companies both as a manufacturing and growing consumer base, Poland has emerged as gateway to emerging markets in the region. The booming Polish economy has grown tremendously, more than doubling its GDP over the past two decades, despite the global financial crisis which staggered growth throughout the recession. Poland is recognized as the only EU economy to sidestep an economic decline.
The global forum of women leaders will have unique engagement of the three critical ‘legs’ of change – government, business and civil society – which is reflected in the line up of speakers , presenters and partners. Over 60 international organizations representing women from five continents will be part of the event, along with women government officials and multilateral agency executives.
The theme of the global forum spotlights women’s influence in creating stronger economy in this era of new technologies affecting the way governments and corporations do business. In addition, it will inform participants on how to access the central and eastern European market, showcase women business and government leaders from the region. It will also provide skills-building sessions, as well as establish networks among women leaders.