2009 Women's Forum Global Meeting

Founded in 2005 by Aude Zieseniss de Thuin, the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society is an independent global forum of feminine inspiration, recognized among the top 5 global forums worldwide, dedicated to building and implementing a more balanced world for all. The Forum is a platform of debate, sharing, brainstorming and action where women are given pride of place for speaking out on all major societal issues that count today and will count tomorrow. <br />In September 2009, Publicis Groupe has acquired a majority stake in the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. <br />For its 5th edition of the Women’s Forum welcomes 1 200 high-level participants, amongst whom Irina Bokova, Director General-designate of UNESCO, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of the World Bank, Louise Arbour, President of International Crisis Group, Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Hind Khoury, Delegate General for Palestine in France, Olubanke King-Akerele, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liberia, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former Vice-President of South Africa, Katrin Juliusdottir, Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Iceland, but also Anne Lauvergeon, Laurence Parisot, Fadela Amara, Anne-Marie Idrac, Dominique Reiniche, Maria Nowak, Carlos Ghosn, Bruno Lafont, Bernard Fornas, Christine Ockrent, Arielle Dombasle, Irène Frain, Elif Shafak, Rokia Traoré…