Aus to host Global Summit of Women 2018

Aus to host Global Summit of Women 2018

Sydney will play host to the Global Summit of Women event in 2018.

The announcement was made by the CEO of Business Events Sydney, Lyn Lewis-Smith at this year’s Summit in Tokyo.

‘Hosting events like the Global Summit of Women will be a catalyst for greater economic empowerment of Australian women by shining a spotlight on underperforming areas, eliciting tangible commitments from our leaders to change the status quo,’ she says.

‘A recent EY report suggests that tapping into women’s global potential could be the equivalent of having another one billion people in the workforce, driving economic growth around the world.’

The 2018 Summit is expected to attract more than 1,000 leaders across private and public sectors from 80 countries, injecting over $2 million into the New South Wales (NSW) economy.

Another person, among many, advocating on behalf of Australia’s 2018 bid was executive chairman of Carnival Australia and GlobeWomen international planning committee member, Ann Sherry AO.

‘Australia can showcase our world leading initiatives such as the Male Champions of Change program, the impact of advocacy organisations like Chief Executive Women, and our record supporting women in the Indo-Pacific to enter the global supply chain,’ she says.

‘World leaders can learn from Australia, and we, in turn, still have much to learn from the rest of the world.’

The Sydney Global Summit of Women Steering Committee includes Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, David Thodey AO, Lynette Mayne AM, Cassandra Kelly, David Cooke, Narelle Hooper, Annika Freyer, Martin Parkinson AC PSM, and co-chairs Ann Sherry AO and Lyn Lewis-Smith.