In this edition I want to focus on the Global Forum and the dedicated team of board members, past presidents and volunteers who are continually working together to develop a program for our International Conference to benefit both members and winners as diverse as ours.
This year we owe an incredible debt of gratitude to our Chair Peg Weir, TIAW VP Finance and past president of EWG (Executive Women in Government) . Peg is also herself a World of Difference Award winner, 2010. Having feet on the ground in Washington has been a tremendous asset as Peg has been able to use her connections and those of EWG to host our opening reception at the beautiful United States Botanic Garden Conservatory and our Presidents Luncheon at the National Women’s Museum in the Arts. Assembling a committee of like-minded women who are located in various countries is a small feat on its own!! More
The 2012 TIAW Global Forum is 5 Weeks Away! Will You Miss the event of the Year?
The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) invites you to its 2012 Global Forum & Awards Gala in Washington, DC. Join us October 17-19, 2012. Inspirational speakers, conference attendees and award winners are coming from 24 countries and it’s the perfect opportunity to build connections with people from your community and those from around the world.
Avoid disappointment - Register today! Last year the Awards Gala tickets sold out, with many left disappointed. Don’t let this be you this year!
Be sure to join us for the Welcome Reception at the spectacular United States Botanic Garden Conservatory http://www.usbg.gov/ in Washington, DC!
Dr. Amany Asfour, Julie Weeks, and other speakers will offer groundbreaking best practices to support women’s economic empowerment worldwide!
Meet Julie Weeks
Known all around the world, Julie Weeks, President and CEO of Womenable, has over 30 years' experience in the fields of research design and analysis, public policy, and women's enterprise development. Prior to launching Womenable in 2005, Weeks spent three years as Executive Director of the National Women's Business Council, and prior to that was Managing Director and Director of Research for the Center for Women's Business Research. In addition to her work leading Womenable, Weeks chairs the board of the Association of Women’s Business Centers, serves on the board of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, on the editorial advisory boards of Enterprising Women magazine and the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.
Meet Dr. Amany Asfour
Dr. Amany Asfour, founder of Hatshepsut Women Business Development Center and Business Incubator for Entrepreneurs, Egypt Chapter of New faces New Voices, Business and Professional Women – Egypt and The African Alliance for Women Empowerment is dedicated to the economic advancement of women, and has been advocating for women empowerment in the African, Arab and Mediterranean regions. In addition to women’s empowerment, Dr. Asfour is also focused on youth entrepreneurs in Africa, and building partnerships in Asia, Europe and the whole world. More
Meet and Learn from Trailblazers across the Globe
John de Wit, Co-founder and Managing Director of The Small Enterprise Foundation in South Africa
Elena Fedyashina, Executive Director of the Committee of 20, Russia
Corinne Heijn, President, UnitedSucces, Netherlands
Morten Huse, President of European Academy of Management, Norway
Magda Nowak, PepsiCo International, Thailand
Heather Melville, Regional Director, SME London, Cash and International Trade, Royal Bank of Scotland, UK
View the conference agenda here.
For a complete list of speakers, click here.
Book your hotel room at the upscale JW Marriott Washington DC at the discounted rate. Deadline for discounts is September 24, 2012. Book your hotel room Now!.
Empowering Connections – Empowering Growth
“Thank you for the great work that you are doing at TIAW, it is amazing that I had heard about the organization till I was chosen for the Award. It was such a pleasure meeting all of you wonderful and powerful women like you. The power and energy within that room was incredible, women are ready to take on the world.” Rehmah Kasule
“From start to finish, the Global Forum was most enjoyable, interesting and informative. I have attended many conferences, summits and forums – yours was exceptional. Thank you so much.” Corinne Heijn, UnitedSucces
TIAW Report of the recent conference in Washington DC 2011
by 1st time attendee Diane Tompson
When I accepted the invitation by Maxine Westaway to speak at the TIAW annual conference, I had no idea of the depth of knowledge and experience that I would find in my fellow participants. Over the years I have attended my fair share of conferences which if I am truthful leave me tired and frustrated. It was therefore a delightful surprise to discover how informative and interesting this event turned out to be and how invigorated and inspired I felt after the closing ceremony. Over two days of action packed activities, there was not one panel or speaker that I did not learn from or enjoy listening to. More