Driving measurable change


With a big part of the year 2020 focussed on the management of the pandemic, the long-run upside for gender equality is looming ahead of us. How to trigger change?

The moment to create clear pathways to secure advancement on the road to equality for women is NOW.

To respond to the consequences of the current downturn, which is falling disproportionately on women, the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders’ has been enhanced to foster further change. 

In 2020 it will encompass additional content, initiatives, and platforms that seek to drive measurable change. These include:


  • The Reykjavík Manual: a new feature introduced in 2020, it will capture the insights, best practices, and solutions offered by women leaders gathered in Reykjavík and around the world in a practical guide to usher actions to build back better.


  • The Reykjavík Pledge: highlights participants’ voluntary commitments to concrete and measurable actions, in line with the Forum’s purpose, over the next 12 months. If you haven’t launched your Pledge yet, you can do so here!


  • The Reykjavík Index for Leadership: measures perceptions of women in leadership. New findings for 2020 will be presented by WPL and Kantar at the Forum investigating the impact of COVID-19 on such perceptions, building on 2018 and 2019 Indices. 


  • The Women’s World Atlas: the graphic representation of parity in the distribution of power in politics and business in the world will be updated with new data and areas. What will disparities around the world look like, how far has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted on equality between women and me? New graphic representations will visualise it for us.


  • The Power, Together Awards: recognises outstanding initiatives where people or organisations have joined together to create positive change despite the challenges in the year 2020.


The Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders’ seeks to drive and implement such change and relies on the contribution of Conversationists and worldwide Leaders joining the Forum.