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The Asia-Pacific Women CEOs in Cooperatives Summit will be organized by ICA-AP in collaboration with the ICA-AP Committee on Women and Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) on the theme, ‘Empowering Leadership: Navigating the Future of Cooperatives with Women at the Helm’.  It will be held from July 29-31, 2024 in Hanoi, Vietnam.


The summit aims to present a one-of-its-kind opportunity for women CEOs in the cooperative sector from the Asia-Pacific region to congregate on a common international platform to share, learn, and network across countries and industries/ sectors in the fast-changing post-COVID-19 world environment.


The summit will have thematic sessions for knowledge sharing and capacity building on -


  • Mentorship and leadership development
  • Personal development and work-life balance
  • Building resilience and adaptability in the changing world of work
  • Fostering inclusivity and social responsibility
  • Purpose-driven leadership by women in cooperatives


In 2018, a regional workshop was organised in China by ICA-AP, ICA-AP Committee on Women and All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives (ACFSMC) on the theme, ‘Re-imagine and Re-shape: Advancing Women CEOs in Co-operatives’. The objectives of the workshop were to understand the journey of women CEOs to the ‘top job’, contemplate why they are almost invisible at the higher ranks, examine the challenges and identify opportunities for the future to ease their career growth in cooperatives. The 2024 summit is being planned as a follow-up and continuation of the 2018 regional workshop. Read the workshop report here.


Stay tuned for more updated on the Summit!