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International Women's Empowerment Summit

The International Womens Empowerment Summit (IWES) is a forum for women professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world and the Caribbean to meet, inspire, and learn from each other.

The inaugural International Women’s Empowerment Summit (IWES 2016) will be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of The Islands Of The Bahamas in partnership with StartUp Woman, and in collaboration with UN Women. Find out more at:


The Islands of the Bahamas

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism represents the Caribbean destination of the Islands of The Bahamas, and we are proud to support this historic women’s empowerment initiative, which is timely for our nation at this stage in its development.

The Bahamas is home to more than 350 thousand people, spread across 21 inhabited islands, each of them unique in its own way. Our friendly people and vibrant culture are hallmarks of who we are, and our women play an integral part in helping to build a better Bahamas. We believe that this Summit has a role to play in inspiring and supporting the further development of The Bahamas through its women, and indeed to be a catalyst to inspire women of all nations. Learn more at