Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
ÁFRAM MEÐ SMJÖRIÐ! – ON WITH THE BUTTER!
It might sound slightly unusual for non-Icelanders, but this Icelandic phrase has a clear advice: it tells you that we need to move forward. So let’s move forward together, in Iceland, at the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2021!
In this new era of convening, the 2021 Reykjavík Global Forum will take place on 8-10 November as a hybrid gathering, offering the opportunity for an in-person conference hosted in Reykjavík, and a simultaneous digital gathering via the Forum’s digital platform.
The Reykjavík Global Forum is co-hosted by Women Political Leaders (WPL), the Government of Iceland and the Parliament of Iceland.
The Forum relies on a high level and ambassadorial committee of Co-Chairs. The committee is made up of leading figures from academia, civil Society, business, and politics who identify with the mission of the Reykjavík Global Forum have been actively supporting women to express their voices. Co-Chairs are nominated by the Women Political Leaders Board and approved by the Icelandic Steering Committee.
Co-chairs advise on the Forum program and its activities, thereby pushing conversations out of the comfort zone to explore ways to respond to societal issues.
The Reykjavík Global Forum takes place in Iceland. For many years Iceland has been the global champion in the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report which examines disparities between men and women in terms of political empowerment, economic opportunity, education and health.