Author: Patricia Cepeda

It is becoming common knowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic exacted an enormous toll on the mental health of people across Europe. Social isolation, depression and anxiety increased as the healthcare systems designed to support people experiencing these issues were disrupted. The question is whether we can act with the urgency necessary to blunt the long-term […]

The political upheaval taking place in Belarus underscores the vital role that women must play in fighting for democratic values.  At the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2020, exiled Belarus presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (Human Rights Activist and Belarus Democratic Opposition Leader) spoke with Rosalía Arteaga (Member of the WPL Board, Executive President of […]

The 2020 Power, Together Awards recognised Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen and Promise Fund of Florida and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996) for their work making the Pink Ribbon a world renowned symbol for breast cancer awareness. This honour was bestowed upon them at the 2020 Reykjavik Global Forum – […]

Winners of the 2020 Power, Together Award Announced Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen and Promise Fund of Florida and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996) are recipients of 2020 POWER, TOGETHER AWARDS for their outstanding achievement of making the “Pink Ribbon” the globally recognised icon for breast cancer awareness. Today, the Pink Ribbon […]

Equal pay, parental leave, and access to financing are among the most significant challenges preventing women’s full participation in the global economy. These problems have been made worse by COVID-19, particularly in the Americas, where  according to the UN women have lost jobs at higher rates than men in the sectors hit hardest by the […]

As high-level global leaders gather virtually this week for the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda, with an aim of “creating real impact through concrete and forward-thinking policies in 2021,” Women Political Leaders (WPL) and The Female Quotient hosted a discussion focused on advancing solutions by way of the Reykjavík Manual, which offers tangible actions that […]

Inspiring progress, driving the recovery  As the world embarks on what looks to be another challenging year, outstanding leaders will be meeting digitally during the annual “Davos Week” to discuss findings, introduce new initiatives, and suggest practical steps to drive a much-needed global recovery with equality for women as its foundation. Concurrent with the week-long […]

Imagine… Imagine a world in which women and men have equal access to quality education. Imagine how different this world would be, if all women and men enjoyed an equal opportunity to enrol in tertiary education. Just imagine the vast innovations that would result from real parity between women and men in the Information, Communication, […]

Inspiration and Recognition on the Agenda at today’s digital Reykjavík Global Forum 2020 Reykjavík, 11 November – What kind of diverse and intergenerational leadership do we need to build back better? At this week’s ongoing Reykjavík Global Forum, more than 900 women leaders from corporate and civil society sectors worldwide have shown that all are potential champions, […]

Conversationists look toward a better future at today’s digital Reykjavík Global Forum 2020 Reykjavík, 10 November 2020 – As calls for the increased involvement of women leaders amplify in the midst of pandemic, the first day of the Reykjavík Global Forum offered a clear view of how societies worldwide can build back better. More than 800 leaders are tuning […]