APEC Women and the Economy Summit kicks off

September 13, 2011 9:14:23 AM PDT
Some of the most important women in government and business from the United States and 20 Pacific Rim countries are gathering in San Francisco today.

Governor Brown will give the welcoming address at the APEC Women and the Economy Summit this morning at the St. Francis Hotel.

About 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the four-day conference. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver her keynote address Friday morning. The meetings focus on how to increase women's economic participation and provide groundwork for world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Honolulu in November.