Queen Máxima of The Netherlands attended the W20 conference in Berlin, Germany on April 25th. The conference, part of a series of events in connection with Germany’s leadership of the G20 group of nations this year, focuses on women’s empowerment, through entrepreneurship and the digital economy. Queen Máxima is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary Patron of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).
Queen Máxima took part in a panel discussion ‘Inspiring women: Scaling up women’s entrepreneurship’ at the G20 ‘Women20 Summit 2017’ in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, Bank of America vice-chair Anne Finucane, American First Daughter Ivanka Trump, co-founder of Ushahidi open-source software Juliana Rotich and president and chair of technology company Trumpf Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller. Queen Máxima highlighted a number of issues, including the added value of special financial products and services for women and the importance of customer focus. She also looked at digital applications for financial services that can help reach groups of women who have no banking facilities nearby.
Queen Máxima wore a floral Natan dress with new earrings by Lott Gioielli and her gold and cabochon gemstone bracelet inscribed with her family’s names.