The Global Summit for a Better Tomorrow: In Celebration of International Women’s Day

The Global Summit for a Better Tomorrow is a call to action to address the most important issues facing women today. The Summit was designed to raise global awareness of International Women’s Day, and takes place Wednesday, March 7, 2007, the eve of the holiday’s official celebration, at the United Nations. The program will address three major areas of interest affecting women today: healthcare, education, and economic empowerment. The Virtue Foundation, who successfully raises public awareness about these critical global issues, will bring them to life at the Summit with personal stories from women, who have overcome great adversity and yet have been inspired to take action.


Andrea Jung
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avon Products, Inc.

Joan Larovere, M.D.
Vice President, Virtue Foundation

Noeleen Heyzer
Executive Director, UNIFEM

Shashi Tharoor
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information

Ebby Elahi, M.D., FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Ophthalmic and Oculofacial Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY

Sara James
Correspondent, Dateline NBC

Ann M. Veneman
Executive Director, UNICEF

Special Guests:

Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Star of The Sopranos

Melina Kanakaredes
Star of CSI: New York

Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Academy Award Winner

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