Author: Lucia

As leaders around the world grapple with recovery amid the devastation caused by COVID-19, there’s been a striking absence of progress in social attitudes on equality between men and women according to recent findings by the Reykjavík Index for Leadership 2020-2021.  The Reykjavik Index – which measures global perceptions on women’s and men’s suitability for […]

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A quarter century after then-U.S. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered her rousing and influential speech ‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights’ at the UN’s 1995 Conference on Women, the necessity of extending basic rights to all people, and to women in particular, remains at the top of the global agenda. On the occasion of Human […]

2020 was poised to be an exceptional year for advancing women’s equality. Countless hallmark events, like the UN Women Generation Equality Forum, the Conference on the Status of Women, the Women Political Leaders Summit at the UN Headquarters, and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, have been postponed or scaled down in […]

Millennials and Generation Z make up most of the global workforce, and yet businesses aren’t taking any steps toward bridging the ever-growing gap between them and the rest of the world.  “What they think, what they believe, what they do, what they choose not to do, is transforming our society as we know it, creating […]

We created the Reykjavik Index for Leadership in 2018 to shed light onto society’s perceptions of and prejudices towards women in leadership, based on representative research across adults of working age. What we found was powerful: across the G7 nations, society viewed women as less suitable than men for positions of leadership. This was the […]

Each year, millions of tonnes of trash are dumped into the ocean, along with other pollutants, including chemicals from agriculture and fuel. The environmental damage done by humans greatly jeopardizes the future of life on Earth. Featured Conversationists in the panel Moving Mountains, Cleaning Oceans taking place on 20 November 2019 at the Reykjavik Global […]

Courage, fearlessness, empathy, and analytical sense, these are the characteristics of a successful leader say Dalia Grybauskait?, President of Lithuania (2009-2019), Chair Emerita of the Council of Women World Leaders (2014-2019), and Oby Ezekwesili, Presidential Candidate (2019) Nigeria, during the “Lessons of Leadership” session of the Reykjavik Global Forum – Women Leaders on 19th November […]

Structures and stereotypes are the biggest challenges leaders face today, recited Julia Gillard when speaking at the “Setting the Scene” session during the Reykjavik Global Forum – Women Leaders on 19th November 2019. In this framing session, Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), Member of CWWL, addresses key challenges of the third decade of […]