|H.E. Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar, Minister of Women Empowerment and Children Protection of Indonesia
H.E. Sjafruddin Hasan, Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises of Indonesia
H.E. Madame Meng, PPWE China
H.E. Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Distinguished delegates, business leaders, and community leaders,
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is thoroughly an honor for me to be able to be here with prominent pubic figures, business leaders, and policy makers to share the same spirit of the importance of role of women in our global economy.
On this important occasion I would like to touch on three things related to the theme of this forum today. First is by way of background to reflect upon where we started this process. Where did we start? Second is to remind all of us here, and those not here, the case for women as economic drivers. Third is given the importance of the case, what should we do about it and especially what is the role of APEC.