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During March 19-23, 2012, the McBride Center for International Business at Baylor University hosted its 6th Global Business Forum on the theme, "Women in the World Economy." Today, women account for about 40 percent of the global labor force and 52 percent of global university enrollment. Women currently serve as heads of state in 13 countries and hold CEO positions in 18 of the Fortune 500 companies. On the other hand, in developing countries, discriminatory practices that prevent women from working in certain occupations may depress labor productivity by as much as 25 percent.

Our Forum gathered specialists from the academic, business, and public policy communities to explore and, when possible, celebrate the changing role of women. 

View the Speakers for March 2012

 

March 19, 2012
Time/Location Event
3:30-4:30
Blume Conference Room

Video Presentation

  • "Closing the Gender Gap"
  • Telepresence discussion with Karen Brown, Manager at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Banking and Capital Markests division.
 
March 20, 2012
Time/Location Event
3:30-4:30
Blume Conference Room

Video Presentation

  • "Awakening: Empowering Women Through Microloans"
 
March 21, 2012
Time/Location Event
7:00pm
Banquet Room

Keynote Dinner

  • Presiding: Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Welcome: Terry Maness (Baylor University)
  • Video Welcome: Michelle Bachelet (UN Women)
  • Speaker Introduction: Elizabeth Davis (Baylor University)
  • Speaker: Barbara Barrett (Thunderbird School of Global Management)
 
March 22, 2012
Time/Location Event
9:30-10:45am
Blume Conference Room

Women in Entrepreneurship

  • Presiding: Bill Petty (Baylor University)
  • Amy George (Chief Ozone Officer, BlueAvocado)
  • Chia Stewart (Partner, Table Occasions)
11:00am-12:15pm
Blume Conference Room

Women in Entrepreneurship

  • Presiding: Susie Etheredge (Baylor University)
  • Cecilia Ochoa Levine (President, MFI International)
  • Michelle Vaca-Senecal (International Trade Consultant)
12:30-1:45pm
Banquet Room

Luncheon Keynote

  • Presiding: Steve Gardner (Baylor University)
  • Welcome: Alice Starr (Baylor University)
  • Speaker Introduction Joseph McKinney: (Baylor University)
  • Paula Caldwell St-Onge (Canadian Consul General)
2:00-3:15pm
Blume Conference Room

Women in Corporate Leadership

  • Presiding: Andrea Dixon (Baylor University)
  • Laura Sherbin (Senior V.P., Center for Talent Innovation)
  • Sano Blocker (Senior V.P., Energy Future Holdings)
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