SHAPING GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS
GOING DIGITAL, ENSURING SAFETY
In a year that has underscored the need for greater women’s leadership and parity in decision making, the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders will be one of the very few platforms where hundreds of Leaders from all sectors, including politics, business, civil society, academia, the arts, and media, can Power, Together in 2020 to build back a more resilient and equal society.
The Forum 2020 will be an interactive digital gathering, taking place over three full days from 9 – 11 November 2020.
Because the opportunity to advance women’s leadership in this symbolic and challenging year cannot be underestimated and neither can our commitment to creating an inclusive convening moment, we have made the decision to transform the Forum to ensure that participation from all parts of the world is possible, and that conversations remain truly global.
While we will all miss the icy wind and Northern Lights of Iceland, this decision allows us to ensure the safety of the Reykjavík Global Forum community.
Together with our Icelandic co-hosts, we are thrilled to announce the opportunity “to be together in Iceland” in spirit while we cannot in person. This will be made possible through the “Reykjavík Satellites”; small, local gatherings co-hosted by Icelandic embassies and consulates around the world. These events, which will adhere to local health and safety guidelines, will all have the same programme and play an important part in the wider, global programme.
Conversationists of the digital gathering, will be joined by participants of the Reykjavik Satellites and jointly contribute to the overall Forum outcome: the Reykjavik Manual.
As one of the Global Leaders for the Action Coalitions of Generation Equality and supporting UN Women and other organisations in making sure the world unites to address gender equality this year, we are expanding the Forum to incorporate broader partnership and areas of focus.
We hope that in creating this space to take part in the Forum collectively, enjoying some Icelandic culinary adventures, we can continue to Power, Together in new and exciting ways.
The Forum is co-hosted by Women Political Leaders (WPL) and the Government and Parliament of Iceland.
The Reykjavík Global Forum is the platform where women leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions. To achieve that, it needs everyone participating and to enter the conversation.
At the Forum, one is not an attendee, but an invited leader; someone who can hear what is being said, can add value to and share the passion for the conversation: a Conversationist.
The Forum looks forward to welcoming leading Conversationists at this years’ Forum. The conversation starts here.
... The Forum is the platform where leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions. To achieve that, everyone needs to participate and enter the conversation ...
2020 Conversationists include
Vice President for Political and Civic Engagement, Vital Voices Global Partnership
President of the Republic of Kosovo (2011-2016)
Founder and CEO, Localized
Founder and Board Director, Oddariya Foundation
Principal Representative, Bahá’í International Community
Managing Partner, The Cobalt Partners
Chief Executive Officer, Nu Market
Executive Vice-President and General Manager of CBS News Digital, CBS Corporation
Founder of INSEAD’s Gender Research Fund and a Member of the Exco of the Global Women in Business Club
Director of Partnerships and Collaboration, World YMCA
Deputy Marshal of the Senate, Senate of the Republic of Poland
Hiltrud D. Werner
Member of the Board of Management & Head of Integrity and Legal Affairs, Volkswagen AG
Isabel Capeloa Gil
IFCU President, Catholic University of Portugal
Isabel de Saint Malo
Former Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama
Executive Director, SCA Group of Companies
Member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom
Director of Program Advocacy & Communications for gender equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Global Director, Public Affairs Google
Katrin Olga Jóhannesdóttir
Chairman, Iceland Chamber of Commerce
President, Babson College
Marilyn Rose Chaplin
Chief Human Resources Officer, NTT Limited
Vice President for Women and Family affairs
Natalie M. Byrne
Founder of Blank Space, Head of Brand Purpose at Unilever Prestige, Director of Global Impact, Dermalogica (2013-2019), Blank Space
Nayé A. Bathily
Head of Global Parliamentary Relations, World Bank Group
Chief Communications Officer, IKEA Group
President, World YMCA
Founder/CEO, Romzaib Foundation
Founder and President, Heartfile
Acting Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute
Shannon Thyme Klinger
Chief Legal Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Novartis International AG
Founder and General Manager, International Language House
Chief Financial Officer, Deloitte
People and Culture Manager, IKEA Group