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Co-op summit to feature women of distinction
QUEBEC CITY, Canada (3/15/12)--To celebrate International Women's Day last week, the Quebec International 2012 Summit of Cooperatives announced it will feature women ambassadors speaking at the Summit, Oct 8-11.

Innovative and creative in their management approach and in their strategies for promoting the cooperative business model, they offer a value-added perspective that will enrich the Summit.

Speakers confirmed for the 2012 Summit include:

  • Kathy Bardswick, president/CEO, The Co-operators (Canada);
  • Dame Pauline Miller, president, International Co-operative Alliance (Switzerland);
  • Rachel Griffiths, co-founder, Reputation Consultancy (Great Britain);
  • Geneva Guerin, director, Sustainability Solutions Group (Canada);
  • Rebecca Kemble, president, U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives (U.S.);
  • Monique F. Leroux, chair of the board, president/CEO, Desjardins Group (Canada);
  • Judy Lipp, executive director, TREC Renewable Energy Co-op and TREC Education (Canada);
  • Sylvia Okinlay-Paraguya, CEO, National Confederation of Cooperatives, (Philippines);
  • Tracy Redies, president/CEO, Coast Capital Savings CU (Canada);
  • Antoinette C. Roxas, youth sector representative, MSU-IIT Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Philippines);
  • Robyn Shrader, CEO, National Cooperative Grocers Association, (U.S.); and
  • Helene Simard, president/CEO, Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (Canada).
For more information about the speakers, use the link.

In total, more than 130 speakers will share their expertise, accomplishments and vision for the future of the cooperative and mutualist model. They will discuss how the cooperative approach can solve the challenges presented by the major economic upheavals in the world.
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