• Kristy HSU Tsun-Tzu

    Kristy Hsu is an associate research fellow at the Chinese Taipei WTO Center, Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research in Chinese Taipei. Before she joined the Center in August 2003, she was the Executive Secretary of Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center, and served as the APEC Gender Focal Point of Chinese Taipei from 1998 to 2003.
  • Francine Whiteduck

    Francine is owner of Whiteduck Resources Inc. a company with over 20 years experience in designing, managing and delivering evaluation and analysis for various organizations in Canada with special expertise in education, business and economic development.
  • Report Workshop 2

    Title: “Creating a business enabling and gender sensitive legal environment for women to develop business in the context of globalization”.

  • Ambassador TON NU THI NINH

    M.P for Ba Ria – Vung Tau

    Vice-chair, Foreign Affairs Committee

    National Assembly of S.R. Viet Nam

  • Long An: Nearly 32,000 women were supported with loans for production

    In 2006, women's union at all levels in Long An province mobilized and managed VND 160 billion and supported nearly 32,000 households with loans for production.


    This year marks the beginning of the second decade, being the 11th anniversary of the Women Leaders Network (WLN) which was launched in Manila in October 1996. Since then we have worked together as an effective international network to promote the integration of gender as a cross-cutting issue within the context of APEC processes, programs, projects and systems.

  • Dr. Amelou Benitez Reyes

    Dr. Amelou Benitez Reyes, president and life-time trustee of The Philippine Women’s University, continues the Benitez tradition of service to the nation as the University’s 8th president and 4th Philwomenian alumna to occupy this top post. She is also the 2nd president of PWC of Davao.

  • María de la Luz Silva

    Brief introduction: Gender expert with comprehensive experience in the conceptualization, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of gender included planning and programs in the educational system, reproductive health supply and working women’s organizations. Extended experience in mainstreaming gender perspective into national and international policies and planning, with comprehensive experience in the academic field, in research and teaching, and as a consultant for project evaluation.


    This year, we cerebrate the 11th year of the Women Leaders’ Network. Every year, women leaders in APEC regions have met to discuss and prepare recommendations and have submitted to the Ministerial Meeting. I believe that these activities have played a role in informing the importance of recognizing gender in government policy, in particular, in economic policy. However, the functions of the WLN are still at a conceptual level and cannot exercise specific impacts.

  • Han, Mi Young

    Date of birth: December 2, 1953