Forum 2020

About the Forum

The 2020 edition of the Reykjavík Global Forum (November 9-11) will provide a unique and significant occasion for women leaders to connect across sectors, to take stock of the new reality created by the pandemic, to share solutions for fostering greater parity in decision-making, and to shape sustainable pathways that can help societies worldwide to ‘build back better’.

Like so many adversities, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women, and yet the ways in which we confront the pandemic can also serve as steps toward realising more equal and resilient societies.

About the Forum
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Live, online 9 – 11TH November

Programme Highlights

At the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders, on 9-11 November, hundreds of leaders from all over the world join the interactive digital conference. Panels, keynotes, fireside chats and interviews on the Conversation Stage are web-streamed on CBS News, addressing the most pressing global issues.

In interactive, invitation only sessions, the Action Stages and LeadersTalks, registered participants can join conversations and discussions.

UTC or Reykjavík Time
Monday, November 9th
  • Welcome
  • Time for Leadership - High Time for Women
  • The Power of...Collaboration
  • There Can Be No Health Without Mental Health
  • Power as Perceived: Societal Prejudice and its Effects on Leadership
  • Fireside Chat - José Manuel Barroso and Thoraya Obaid
  • The Economy of Caring and the Impacts of COVID-19
  • The Power of...Cleanliness
  • Fireside Chat - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Melanne Verveer
  • Fireside Chat - Svetlana Tikhanosvskaya and Rosalía Arteaga
  • The Power of... Sport
  • The 2020 WPL Trailblazer Awards
  • Nothing Will Work Unless Women Do
Tuesday, November 10th
  • Welcome Back
  • Panel Opening Remarks - Fintech and Equality
  • Fintech and Market Access, the Great Enabler
  • Conscious Criteria for Global Business
  • Special Address Priority Immunisation: Acceleration and Equitable Distribution
  • Global Health Progress at Risk Focus on Immunisation
  • Climate Change - The Great Leveller
  • Keynote - Women's Leadership Pathway to Build a More Equitable Future
  • Fireside Chat - Architecture and Humanity
  • The 2020 WPL Trailblazer Awards
  • The Power of...Resilience
  • Resilience Overcoming the Unexpected
  • The Power of...Religion as a Power Source
  • The Future of the World
Wednesday, November 11th
  • Welcome Back
  • The Power of...Loneliness
  • It's not in her head. Taking control, improving quality of care for women
  • Fast Forward to Now - Innovation Driven by Restriction
  • Interview - Digital Societies: An Ally for Advancing Equality?
  • The Power of...Art
  • Interview - Why We Should All Be Feminists
  • Special Address. Women leaders driving the recovery from COVID-19
  • Fireside Chat - Julia Gillard and Michelle Bachelet
  • Women after the pandemic
  • The 2020 WPL TRAILBLAZER AWARDS
  • Update from Maria Ressa
  • Interview. The Future of Europe and democracy
  • Women Leaders for Generation Equality
  • The Power of...Unlocking the Power of Diversity
  • Celebrating Power, Together The 2020 Power, Together Award: The Pink Ribbon
  • Closing

ACTION STAGES

 On 9., 10. and 11. November, Action Stages will take place concurrently from 4-5pm  (Reykjavík Time, UTC), tackling specific Sustainable Development Goals, which Conversationists voted in the past weeks.

The insights, best practices, solutions, and pathways forward as offered by women leaders worldwide in these Action Stages will be collated into the Reykjavik Manual. It will be launched in January 2021, in the context of Davos week

Monday, November 9th - 16.00h / 17.15h
Tuesday, November 10th - 16.00h / 17.15h
Wednesday, November 11th - 16.00h / 17.15h

LEADERSTALKS

The Forum’s LeadersTalks are interactive, partner-led sessions geared toward generating impactful and inclusive conversations. Their purpose is to share initiatives and approaches and to openly exchange ideas, so as to inspire others to take action. LeadersTalks will address a broad variety of topics such as ocean economy, health, entrepreneurship, fair pay, integrity, political representation, domestic and digital violence, and more.

Monday, November 9th
  • Promoting Sustainable blue economy with a gender lens in Asia
  • Workplace culture: The real reason women leave? - Deloitte Iceland - Marel Add to your calendar
  • Creating an equal world for girls: why activism and skills matter - Mastercard Add to your calendar
  • 20 Years After UNSCR 1325: What’s happened? What comes next? - Harvard & Women and Public Policy Programme Add to your calendar
  • Putting Health in their Hands – Testing and Women's Empowerment - The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND & WIGH) Add to your calendar
  • Turning intention into action: Equality in the workplace - EDGE Strategy Add to your calendar
  • Leading in virus mode: what comes next? - Catholic University of Portugal Add to your calendar
  • Local Leadership and Lasting Impact: Mayors on a Mission - UN Foundation Add to your calendar
  • Can an organisation have integrity? - Volkswagen Add to your calendar
Tuesday, November 10th
  • Women’s Health, Ageing and Inequalities on HER Life Pathway - UCB Add to your calendar
  • Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Lead - EIB Institute Add to your calendar
  • Gender Equality Backlash in the Time of COVID-19 - Icelandic Women's Right Association Add to your calendar
  • Driving Equality for a Healthy Society - Vifor Pharma Add to your calendar
  • On Equal Footing in Parliament: The Swedish Example -The Swedish Parliament Add to your calendar
  • The Power of Role Models: How Iceland crushed the stereotype - 66 North Add to your calendar
  • Online freedom: what's stopping the next generation? - Plan International Add to your calendar
  • Transforming Global Problems into Intersectional Solutions - Rockefeller / CWL
  • Women's empowerment is acutely important – NOW - IceFemin Add to your calendar
Wednesday, November 11th
  • A Fair Diagnosis: It’s time to close the wage gap - Fair Pay Innovation (FPI) Lab Add to your calendar
  • The Power of Women in Power – Iceland‘s Hidden People - Landsvirkjun Add to your calendar
  • Reversing the Women Workplace Exodus - Salesforce
  • Digitization of Healthcare - Centene Add to your calendar
  • Shifting the dial - transforming political representation - King's College London Add to your calendar
  • How and when will we travel again? - Icelandair Add to your calendar
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  • Staying Safe, Securing the Future - National Democratic Institute (NDI) Add to your calendar
  • Empowerment Pathways in support of Women Entrepreneurs - Mary Kay Add to your calendar

REYKJAVÍK SATELLITES

The Reykjavík Global Forum 2020 digital programme will be complemented by small in-person/virtual gathering dubbed “Reykjavík Satellites” organised with the support of Icelandic embassies and consulates around the world during the month of November. They will contribute to  collating actionable pathways to ‘build back better’, to a normal where women in leadership is not the exception. 

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Featured Conversationists

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 ...
Featured Conversationists
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FEATURED CONVERSATIONISTS 2020
  • Abeer Seikaly

    Artist, Architect, Cultural Producer

  • Adriana Sierra Leal

    Refugee Livelihoods and Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Officer at ILO

  • Ailish Campbell

    Ambassador Designate of Canada to the European Union, Global Affairs Canada

  • Aimee Gonzales

    Executive Director of PEMSEA

  • Alexandra Abreu Loureiro

    Senior Advisor of Brunswick Group GmbH

  • Álfheiður Ágústsdóttir

    CEO of Elkem

  • Álfheiður Ingadóttir

    Minister of Health of Iceland (2009-2010)

  • Aliya Hamza Malik

    Member, Parliament of Pakistan

  • Amanda Bok

    CEO of the European Hemophilia Consortium

  • Amanda Nguyen

    CEO and Founder, Rise

  • Ambassador Nina Hachigian

    Deputy Mayor for International Affairs of Los Angeles and US Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (2014-2017)

  • Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

    President of Mauritius (2015-2018), Member, Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL)

  • Amina J. Mohammed

    Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

  • Aminata Touré

    President of Economic Council (2019-2020), Prime Minister (2013-2014), Minister of Justice Attorney General (2012-2013), Senegal; Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Amy Weaver

    President, Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce

  • Angélique Kidjo

    Singer-Songwriter, Goodwill Ambassador, UNICEF

  • Anika Jane Dorothy

    Convener, Young Women in Political Parties Leadership KE; East Africa Coordinator, AMPLIFY GIRLS

  • Anino Emuwa

    Founder and Managing Director, Avandis Consulting

  • Anita Bhatia

    Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

  • Ann Cairns

    Executive Vice Chair of Mastercard

  • Anna Fiscale

    Founder & President of Progetto Quid

  • Anna Konig Jerlmyr

    Mayor of Stockholm

  • Anna Sophie Herken

    Business Division Head, Allianz Asset Management GmbH; Member of the Board of Allianz Life (USA); Member of the Board of CPIC Fund Management Co. Ltd. (China)

  • Anna Zaleski Mori

    (UN/WTO) ITC Partnerships and Project Manager

  • Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

    CEO, Plan International

  • Anu Bradford

    Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School

  • Anuradha Gupta

    Deputy CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

  • Ariadne Papathedorou

    Youth Activist

  • Asa Lindestam

    First Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Parliament and Member of the Riksdag

  • Asa Regner

    Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

  • Atsushi Sunami

    President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Auðbjörg Ólafsdóttir

    Global Director of Communications at Marel

  • Barbara Angehrn

    Chief Business Officer of Vifor Pharma

  • Belén Garijo

    Deputy CEO, Vice Chair of the Executive Board, CEO, Healthcare, CEO Designate, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

  • Birgitta Ohlsson

    Member of the Riksdag

  • Birna Osk Einarsdóttir

    CCO of Icelandair

  • Bjarnheidur Hallsdottir

    CEO of Katla DMI & Chair of SAF

  • Blessing Omakwu

    Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Founder, The She Tank

  • Brenna Huckaby

    Gold Medal Snowboarder and Advocate

  • Caroline Wozniacki

    Former World Number One Professional Tennis Player

  • Catharina Boehme

    CEO of FIND

  • Cecilia Alemany

    Deputy Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean at UN Women

  • Charlotte Kirby

    Vice President, Global Strategic Relations, Salesforce

  • Christian Lanng

    CEO and Co-Founder, Tradeshift

  • Christiana Figueres

    Founding Partner, Global Optimism & Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

  • Christine Heenan

    Senior Partner, Flagship Pioneering; Founder & President, Clarendon Group

  • Christy Tanner

    Executive Vice-President and General Manager of CBS News Digital, CBS Corporation

  • Clare Akamanzi

    Executive CEO, Rwanda Development Board

  • Claudia Romo Edelman

    Founder, We Are All Human Foundation

  • Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson

    Mayor of Reykjavik City

  • Dalia Grybauskaitè

    President, Lithuania (2009-2019), Chair Emerita, the Council of Women World Leaders (2014-2019), Member, Council of Women World Leaders

  • Damilola Ogunbiyi

    CEO of Sustainable Energy for All; Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All; Co-Chair of UN-Energy

  • David Cruickshank

    Chair of the Board of Directors, Social Progress Imperative

  • Deborah Berke

    Architect, Dean, Yale School of Architecture, Founder, Deborah Berke Partners

  • Deborah Wince-Smith

    President of the US Council on Competitiveness

  • Denis Mukwege

    Founder and Medical Director, Panzi Hospital; 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Member of the WPL Advisory Board

  • Diane Wang

    Founder & Chairperson, DHgate.com

  • Dr. Árelía Eydís Guðmundsdóttir

    Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the University of Iceland

  • Dr. Dara Kay Cohen

    Associate Professor at Harvard University

  • Dr. Diana Rodriguez Franco

    Director of the Environmental Justice at Dejusticia

  • Dr. John Beard

    Director of WHO’s Department of Ageing and Life Course

  • Dr. Katja Nagel

    Managing Director of Cetacea GmbH

  • Dr. Patricia J. Harned

    CEO of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative

  • Dr. Roopa Dhatt

    Co-founder & Executive Director of Women in Global Health

  • Dr. Sharon Melnick,

    CEO of Horizon Point Inc.

  • Drue Kataoka

    CEO, Drue Kataoka Studios

  • Dubravka Šuica

    Vice President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography

  • Elaine Quijano

    CBSN Anchor, CBS News Digital

  • Elisa Tarazona Gines

    CEO, Ribera Salud

  • Elise Hufano

    Partner, theDifference

  • Emma Codd

    Deloitte Global Advisor on Respect and Inclusion

  • Erna Solberg

    Prime Minister, Norway (2013-present), Member, Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL)

  • Felicia Knaul

    Director, Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas; Professor, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami; Founding President, Tómatelo a Pecho, A.C.

  • Francesca Donner

    Gender Director and Editor of In Her Words, New York Times

  • Gianna Sagazio

    Innovation Director at CNI

  • Githinji Gitahi

    CEO of AMREF Health Africa

  • Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson

    Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation, Iceland

  • Guoni Thorlacius Jóhannesson

    President, Iceland (2016-present)

  • H.E. Toyin Saraki

    Founder & President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

  • Hafsat Abiola

    President, Women in Africa (WIA), Founder, Kudirat Initiative for Democracy

  • Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

    Chair, Reykjavík Global Forum, Member, the WPL Board, Senior Advisor Women’s Leadership, UN Women

  • Hauwa Ojeifo

    Certified Mental Health Coach & Advocate; Executive Director, She Writes Woman

  • Helen Clark

    Prime Minister, New Zealand (1999-2008), Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (2009-2017), Chair, WPL Board, Member, Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL)

  • Helena Dalli

    EU Commissioner for Equality

  • Helga Dögg Björgvinsdóttir

    Customer Success Manager at Men & Mice

  • Helgi Runar Oskarsson

    CEO of 66° North

  • Henrike von Platen

    CEO & Founder of FPI Lab

  • Hera Hussain

    Founder of CHAYN

  • Hillary Clinton

    U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013)

  • Hiltrud D. Werner

    Member, Board of Management responsible for Integrity and Legal Affairs, Volkswagen AG

  • Hon. Samira Rafaela

    Member of the European Parliament

  • Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir

    Director of Festa

  • Iris Loew-Friedrich

    Chief Medical Officer, UCB

  • Isabel Capeloa Gil

    President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities

  • Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado

    Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2014-2019), Panama

  • Isabel Vaz

    CEO of Luz Saúde Health

  • Janina Kugel

    Non-Executive Board Member and Senior Advisor

  • Jess Phillips

    Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding, Member, House of Commons, UK, WPL Ambassador

  • José Manuel Barroso

    Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, Chairman-Elect, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, President, European Commission (2004-2014), Prime Minister, Portugal (2002-2004)

  • Joyce Banda

    President, Malawi (2012-2014), Member, Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL)

  • Jude Kelly

    Founder and Director, The WOW Foundation

  • Julia Gillard

    Chair, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College; Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013); Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Julia Novy-Hildesley

    Professor of the Practice, Stanford University, Executive Director, Stanford’s Change Leadership for Sustainability Program

  • Julia Simon

    Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Mary Kay

  • Julie L. Gerberding

    Executive Vice-President and Chief Patient Officer of Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health, MSD

  • K.K. Shailaja Teacher

    Minister, Health and Social Welfare, Kerala State, India

  • Kathryn Gunnarsson

    Founder of Geko

  • Katja Iversen

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Women Deliver

  • Katrín Jakobsdóttir

    Prime Minister, Iceland (2017-present), Chair, the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL)

  • Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir

    Chair, Iceland Chamber of Commerce

  • Keitumetse Pule

    Founder & Executive Director, Tshwelopele le Katlego NPC, G(irls)20 Delegate, South Africa

  • Kelley Curie

    Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, US

  • Kersti Kaljulaid

    President, Estonia ((2016-present), Member, the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL)

  • Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

    4th President of Croatia (2015-2020); WPL Ambassador for Immunization, Chair Emerita of the Council of Women World Leaders (2019-2020)

  • Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir

    Historian at IceFemin, Director of the Icelandic Centre for Gender Equality (2007-2017)

  • Laura Chinchilla Miranda

    President, Costa Rica (2010-2014), Member, Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL)

  • Lenita Freidenvall

    Deputy Director & Senior Policy Advisor of the Sweden Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Division of Gender Equality

  • Lila Karbassi

    Chief of Programmes at UN Global Compact

  • Lilianne Ploumen

    Member of the Dutch House of Representatives

  • Lina Gálvez Muñoz

    Member; Vice-chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, The European Parliament

  • Lindsay Glassco

    President and CEO at Plan International Canada

  • Lopa Banerjee

    Director, Civil Society Division & Executive Coordinator, Generation Equality Forum, UN Women

  • Lutfey Siddiqi

    Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore; Visiting Professor-in-Practice, London School of Economics

  • Magnea Thorey Hjalmarsdottir

    Managing Director at Icelandair Hotels

  • Mami Mizutori

    Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction; Head of UNDRR

  • Manuela Kasper-Claridge

    Editor-in-Chief, Deutsche Welle

  • Maria Ressa

    CEO & Executive Director, Rappler

  • Mariana Cammisa

    SDGs Officer at General and International Affairs Secretariat of the Buenos Aires City Government

  • Marianne Amssoms

    CEO, Carpe mutatio

  • Marie Teil

    Global Project Lead at UCB

  • Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

    President of Eurochild; President of Malta (2014-2019); Member of WPL Board; Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Marilou Mcpherdan

    Member of the Senate of Canada

  • Marjut Falkstedt

    Secretary General, European Investment Bank (EIB)

  • Mark Pollock

    Explorer, Speaker & Collaborator, The Mark Pollock Trust

  • Martin Bruncko

    Founder and Managing Partner, Steam Capital

  • Mary Robinson

    President, Ireland (1990-1997), High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN (1997-2002), Adjunct Professor for Climate Justice, Trinity College Dublin, Chair, The Elders, Member, the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Matt Swift

    Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Concordia

  • Megan Elias

    Yale Young Global Scholar, UK

  • Melanne Verveer

    Executive Director, Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, Georgetown University, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, United States (2009-2013)

  • Melinda Gates

    Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Michelle Bachelet

    President, Chile (2006-2010 and 2014-2018), Member, Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL), High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, Member, the WPL Global Advisory Board

  • Michelle Harrison

    Global CEO, Kantar Public

  • Michelle Milford Morse

    Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy at the UN Foundation

  • Michelle Nunn

    President and CEO, CARE USA

  • Miko Maekawa

    Senior Research Fellow at SPF

  • Moa Westman

    Gender Specialist at EIB

  • Momoko Kitada

    Associate Professor at World Maritime University

  • Musimbi Kanyoro

    President and CEO, Global Fund for Women (2011-2019)

  • Naina Subberwal Batra

    Chairperson and CEO, AVPN

  • Nancy G. Brinker

    Founder of Susan G.Komen and The Promise Fund, Global Cancer Advocate

  • Nancy Kacungira

    Moderator, BBC News

  • Natalia Korolevska

    Minister of Social Policy, Ukraine (2012-2014), Member, Parliament of Ukraine

  • Nicola Blackwood

    Member of the House of Lords of the UK, Member of the UK (2010-2017)

  • Ninie Wang

    Founder and CEO of Pinetree Care Group

  • Nurhayati Ali Assegaf

    Member of the WPL Board, Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic Party (Partai Demokrat) of Indonesia, President of the Geneva Council for International Affairs and Development (GCIAD)

  • Oby Ezekwesili

    Senior Economic Adviser, The Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), Co-Founder, #BringBackOurGirls Movement

  • Olafur Eliasson

    Artist, Studio Olafur Eliasson

  • Olivier Oullier

    President, EMOTIV

  • Pascalle Grotenhuis

    Director Social Development & Ambassador for Women’s Rights & Gender Equality for the Government of Netherlands

  • Pat Milligan

    CEO of Edge Americas

  • Pat Mitchell

    Curator, Convener, Founder of Connected Women Leaders

  • Paulina Olsson

    Co-founder & CEO of Peppy Pals

  • Peggy Maguire

    Director-General of European Institute for Women’s Health

  • Pekka Haavisto

    Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    Executive Director, UN Women, Co-chair, Reykjavík Global Forum 2020

  • Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana

    Member, European Parliament

  • Princess Marie-Esméralda

    Chair of Friendship Belgium and of King Leopold III Fund for Nature Exploration and Conservation, journalist, author, activist for the environment and Human Rights.

  • Rangita de Silva de Alwis

    Associate Dean of International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • Rebeca Grynspan

    Vice-President, Costa Rica (1994-1998), Secretary-General, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), Under-Secretary General, United Nations (2010-2014)

  • Roopa Dhatt

    Co-Founder and Executive Director, Women in Global Health

  • Rosalía Arteaga Serrano

    President, Ecuador (1997), Vice-President, Ecuador (1996-1998), Executive President, FIDAL Foundation, Member, WPL Board

  • Rose Beaumont

    Senior Vice President, Business Enablement and Communications, Mastercard

  • Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

    Prime Minister, Namibia (2015-present), Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Samantha Jones

    President & CEO of Centene Corporation

  • Sanda Ojiambo

    CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact

  • Sandra Oyarzo Torres

    President of the Association of Midwives Chile

  • Sandra Pepera

    Senior Associate and Director, Gender, Woman and Democracy at NDI

  • Sandy Beky

    Co-founder & President of HeHop Help for Hope

  • Sarah Hendriks

    Director Programme, Policy and Intergovernmental Division, UN Women

  • Shirin Wheeler

    Principal Advisor of International Media at EIB

  • Shoukei Matsumoto

    Buddhist Monk, Author, ‘A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind’

  • Silvana Koch-Mehrin

    President and Founder, Women Political Leaders (WPL)

  • Simona Scarpaleggia

    Co-Chair of the United Nations panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • Stav Shaffir

    Member, Parliament of Israel (The Knesset)

  • Steinunn Sigurðardóttir

    Fashion Designer and Artist

  • Sue Kelsey

    Executive Vice President for Global Consumer Solutions and Financial Inclusion, Mastercard

  • Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

    Managing Director, Policy and Coalitions, Communications, Policy and Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation

  • Sunna Dóra Einarsdóttir

    Partner and CFO of Deloitte Iceland

  • Susan Coatar

    Vice President, Chief of Staff, Centene Corporation

  • Susi Pudjiastuti

    Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia (2014-2019)

  • Suzanne Biegal

    Co-founder of GenderSmart Investing

  • Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

    Democratic Opposition Leader, Presidential Candidate, Belarus (2020), Human Rights Activist

  • Tao Zhang

    Deputy Managing Director, IMF

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Director-General, World Health Organization

  • Teresa Verthein

    Head of Government Affairs for Mexico, Colombia and Central America, Salesforce

  • Tewodreos Ashenafi

    Chairman and CEO, SouthWest Energy Ltd

  • Theresa Rose Sebastian

    Activist and Advocate for Justice & Reform

  • Thoraya Obaid

    Chair, W20, Member, Independent Panel on Pandemic Preparedness & Response (2020-2021), Executive Director, UNFPA, Under-Secretary-General, UN (2001-2010)

  • Unnur Orradóttir Ramette

    Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland, Paris

  • Veronique Toully

    Vice President and Global Head of Strategy of UCB

  • Victoria Budson

    Executive Director of the Women and Public Po

  • Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

    President of Iceland (1980-1996); Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Vikas Pota

    Founder, T4 Education

  • Yoko Kamikawa

    Minister of Justice of Japan, WPL Country Ambassador of Japan

  • Yonca Dervisoglu

    Chief Marketing Officer, EMEA, Google

  • Yumiko Marakami

    Head of OECD Tokyo Centre

  • Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

    Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

  • Þorbjörg Sigríður Gunnlaugsdóttir

    Member of the Parliament of Iceland

Conversationists

Conversationists
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  • Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, RockCreek

  • Ágnes Vadai

    Member, Hungarian National Assembly

  • Agostina Pechi

    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs International

  • Alison Holder

    Director, Equal Measures 2030

  • Alva Manira

    Vice President for Political and Civic Engagement, Vital Voices Global Partnership

  • Amanda Austin

    Head of Policy and Advocacy, Equal Measures 2030

  • Amanda Bok

    CEO, European Hemophilia Consortium

  • Amanda Ellis

    Executive Director Hawaii & Asia-Pacific, Senior Sustainability Scholar, ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

  • Amanda Nguyen

    CEO and Founder, Rise

  • Amani Aruri

    Member, Generation Equality Youth Task Force

  • Amelia Lopez Huix

    CEO, MOH International

  • Amy Lenander

    CEO, Capital One

  • An Capoen

    Member, House of Representatives of Belgium (2014-2019)

  • Andrea Grobocopatel

    Co-Chair, W20 Argentina

  • Angelique de Vries-Schipperijn

    EVP and CEO Northern Europe, Salesforce

  • Aniqa Nawabi

    Executive Director, Muslim Community Network

  • Ann Florini

    Professor, Arizona State University

  • Anna Kostanyan

    Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

  • Anne-Tamara Lorre

    Ambassador, Embassy of Canada to Iceland

  • Annita Demetriou

    Member of the House of Representatives of Cyprus, WPL Ambassador

  • Anoosha Shaigan

    Vice President, Courting The Law

  • Ariadne Papatheodorou

    Co-Founder, FridaysForFutureGreece

  • Árni Þór Sigurðsson

    Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland of Moscow

  • Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir

    Minister of Justice, Government of Iceland

  • Atifete Jahjaga

    President of the Republic of Kosovo (2011-2016), Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Avni Ronit

    Founder and CEO, Localized

  • Ayesha Raza Farooq

    Chairperson, Senate Committee on Delegated Legislation, Member of the Senate of Pakistan, Senate of Pakistan

  • Azat Urgamal

    Founder and Board Director, Oddariya Foundation

  • Bani Dugal

    Principal Representative, Bahá’í International Community

  • Bellamy Young

    Actress and Singer, CARE Ambassador

  • Betty Kumahor

    Managing Partner, The Cobalt Partners

  • Beverley Essue

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • Bianca Herlo

    Deputy Head of the Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts and Weizenbaum Institute

  • Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir

    Member, Parliament of Iceland

  • Bryndis Haraldsdottir

    Member & Deputy Speaker, Parliament of Iceland

  • Camelia Ilie

    Dean, INCAE Business School, Chair, Center for Women’s and Collaborative Leadership.

  • Camille Neal-Harris

    Yale Young Global Scholar, Yale University

  • Carla Aerts

    Independent Consultant, Founder, Refracted!

  • Carla Goldstein

    President, Omega Institute

  • Caroline Gutman

    Chief Executive Officer, Nu Market

  • Caroline Neil

    Founder and Managing Director of RPS Partnership

  • Caroline Wozniacki

    Former World Number One Professional Tennis Player

  • Catherine Bertini

    Distinguished Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

  • Chamathya Fernando

    Global Facilitator for Stop The Violence Campaign and Voices Against Violence Curriculum, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

  • Charlotte Kirby

    Vice President, Global Strategic Relations, Salesforce

  • Chisomo Msoffe

    Founder and President, Ottawa’s Homeless Period

  • Chitpas Kridakon

    Member, House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Thailand, WPL Ambassador

  • Chong Eng

    State Minister, Women & Family Development and Gender Inclusiveness, Penang Government of Malaysia

  • Christiane Kirketerp De Viron

    Member, Cabinet for the European Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation

  • Criselda Lobo Silva

    Member, Senate of Colombia

  • Cristina Eugenia Reyes Hidalgo

    Member, National Assembly of Ecuador

  • Dace Melbarde

    Member, European Parliament

  • Dagmara Beitnere-Le Galla

    Member, Parliament of Latvia

  • Deeqa Yasin Hajji Yusuf

    Minister of Women and Human Rights, Government of Somalia

  • Dina Kaplan

    Founder, The Path

  • Dirk Luyten

    Founder of INSEAD’s Gender Research Fund and a Member of the Exco of the Global Women in Business Club

  • DJ Forza

    Director of Partnerships and Collaboration, World YMCA

  • Donatille Mukabalisa

    President, Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda, WPL Ambassador

  • Donelia Roldán Martínez

    Member, Senate of Spain

  • Donna Dasko

    Member, Senate of Canada

  • Donna Leinwand Leger

    Digital Media Leader, USA TODAY

  • Ebba Hermansson

    Member, Parliament of Sweden

  • Ebtesam AlDallal

    Member, Shura Council; WPL Ambassador

  • Edit Schlaffer

    Founder & Executive Director, Women Without Borders

  • Eeva Kalli

    Member, Parliament of Finland, Chair, Network of Finnish Women Members of Parliament, WPL Ambasssador

  • Eeva Lahti

    Advisor, International Affairs, Parliament of Finland

  • Eglantina Gjermeni

    Member, Parliament of Albania; WPL Ambassador; Chair of the Subcommittee on Gender Equality & Prevention of Violence against Women; Minister of Urban Development (2013-2017)

  • Elin Sveinbjornsdottir

    CEO, Hvita Husid

  • Elisabeth Götze

    Member, National Council of Austria

  • Elizabeth Filippouli

    CEO, Global Thinkers Forum

  • Elke Edwards

    Founder and Creative Director, Ivy House

  • Ellen Amarkai Attoh-Wreh

    Member, House of Representatives of Liberia, WPL Ambassador

  • Elza Maria Henriques Deus Pais

    Member of the Assembly, Assembly of the Republic of Portugal

  • Emanuele Degortes

    Global Head of Patient, Innovation and Access Policy, Vifor

  • Emna Ben Hmayed

    Member, Assembly of People’s Representatives of Tunisia

  • Erika Mouynes

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Panama

  • Espérance Nyirasafari

    Vice-President, Senate of the Republic of Rwanda

  • Esther Basilia Del Brío Gonzaléz

    Member, Senate of Spain

  • Eva Biaudet

    Member, Parliament of Finland

  • Fainy Sukenik

    Partner, Ba’asher Telchi

  • Fatiha Bakkali

    Member, House of Representatives, Morocco

  • Fiona O’Loughlin

    Member, House of Representatives of Ireland; WPL Ambassador

  • Frances Fitzgerald

    Member, European Parliament

  • Gabriela Morawska-Stanecka

    Deputy Marshal of the Senate, Senate of the Republic of Poland, WPL Ambassador

  • Gabriela Pascholati do Amaral

    Global Shaper. Hub São Paulo

  • Galina Mykhailiuk

    Member, Parliament of Ukraine

  • Gillian Harford

    CEO, 30% Club

  • Gina Diez-Barroso

    President, Dalia Empower

  • Grace Anderson

    Policy Associate, UN Foundation

  • Gudrun Agnarsdottir

    Medical doctor

  • Gudrun Brunegård

    Member, Parliament of Sweden

  • Gulsun Saglamer

    President, European Women Rectors Association (EWORA)

  • Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson

    Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland in Beijing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland

  • Guoda Burokien

    Member, Parliament of Lithuania

  • Gwen K. Young

    Chief Operating Officer, Women Business Collaborative, President, Balance
    Up Leadership

  • Halla Tómasdóttir

    CEO, The B Team

  • Hatice Vicil

    International Relations Team, Senate of Belgium

  • Heba AlFarra

    Founder, Women in Energy and Environment, MENA

  • Helena Dalli

    EU Commissioner for Equality

  • Helena Gellerman

    Member, Parliament of Sweden

  • Hend Al-Muftah

    Member, The Shura Council

  • Hend Alaleeli

    Member of Parliament, Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates

  • Henna Hundal

    Co-host, Bridging Borders Project

  • Hrefna Haraldsdottir

    Innovation, Marel

  • Hulda Bjarnadottir

    Global Engagement and Culture Manager, Marel

  • Ibtissame Azzaoui

    Member, House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco

  • Inaya Ezzeddine

    Member, National Assembly of Lebanon, WPL Ambassador

  • Ingjerd Schou

    Member, Parliament of Norway, Standing Committee of Foreign affairs and Defence

  • Inna Sovsun

    Member, Parliament of Ukraine

  • Irma Petriashvili

    Chairwoman, Women for justice and welfare

  • Iryna Herashchenko

    Member of Parliament, Ukraine

  • Isabel de Saint Malo

    Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Panama (2014-2019)

  • Isata Kabia

    Founding Director, Voice of Women Africa

  • Iyore Olaye

    Engineer, Innovator & Philanthropist, IyoreNoelle INC

  • Jani Bhairavi

    Executive Director, SCA Group of Companies

  • Jani Bhairavi

    Executive Director, SCA Group of Companies

  • Jennifer Allen Simons

    Founder and President, Simons Foundation

  • Jennifer Arias

    Member, House of Representatives of Columbia

  • Jennifer Blanke

    Non Executive Director, ARC Insurance Company

  • Joanna Cherry

    Member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom

  • Josh Lozman

    Director of Program Advocacy & Communications for gender equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Josh Slusher

    Director, Philanthropic Initiatives

  • Juliane Hilf

    Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Juniper Downs

    Global Director, Public Affairs Google

  • Kamila Camilo

    Coordinator and Curator, Global Shapers Community

  • Karina Radchenko

    SDGs Ambassador, Youth Delegate, Council of Europe, Founder, 100 Words for Peace

  • Kate Garvey

    Co-founder, Project Everyone

  • Kate Kroeger

    Executive Director, Urgent Action Funds

  • Katerina Kravtsova

    Co-founder, Women on Boards Russia

  • Katharina Borchert

    Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla

  • Katherin Kirschenmann

    Founder and Chief Program Officer, The Do School

  • Katinka Brose

    FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab gGmbH, Senior Strategy Agent

  • Katja Pioner

    Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Advisor, Siemens AG

  • Kenza Ajala Ep Aloui

    Member, Chamber of Deputies, Assembly of People’s Representatives of Tunisia

  • Keren Barak

    Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, The Knesset, WPL Ambassador

  • Kerry Gibson

    President, EcoCentury Technologies

  • Kerry Healey

    President, Babson College

  • Kim Pate

    Member, Senate of Canada

  • Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir

    Moderator & Anchor, Icelandic Association Of Stage, Film And TV Directors

  • Konul Nurullayeva

    Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Azerbaijan, WPL Ambassador

  • Kristin Jónsdóttir

    Editor and Writer, IceFemIn

  • Kristin Olafsdottir

    Film Maker, Klikk Productions

  • Latifa Gahouchi

    Member, Senate of Belgium

  • Laura Liswood

    Secretary General, The Council of Women World Leaders

  • Lauren Leader

    CEO, All in Together

  • Leena Al Olaimy

    Co-Founder & Managing Director, 3BL Associates

  • Leticia Santos de Lima

    Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais

  • Lina Abirafeh

    Executive Director, Arab Institute for Women, Lebanese American University

  • Linda Ayade

    First Lady, Cross River State Nigeria

  • Lindsay Northover

    Member, House of Lords of the United Kingdom

  • Lisa-Marie Stauffer

    Executive Department, PA & Communication, Austria Alliance of Public Transport Association

  • Liz Grossman Kitoyi

    CEO, Baobab Consulting

  • Lork Kheng

    Member, National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia; Member, Permanent Committee, Chairwoman of the Commission on Public Health; WPL Ambassador

  • Lucia Avilés

    Judge, Ministry of Justice, Spain

  • Lucina Di Meco

    Senior Director, Room to Read

  • Luis Miguel Hincapie

    Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Panama

  • Lynn A. Taylor

    SVP, Head of Healthcare Global Government & Public Affairs, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

  • Mabel van Oranje

    Serial entrepreneur for social change, Girls Not Brides

  • Malado Kaba

    Board Trustee, International Budget Partnership, Minister of Economy and Finance of Guinea (2016-2018)

  • Malak Al Akiely

    Founder and Managing Director, Golden Wheat for Grain Trading

  • Maleeka Bokhari

    Member, Parliament of Pakistan

  • Mamonaheng Mokitimi

    President of Senate, Senate of Lesotho

  • Margaret Gupta

    President and Co-Founder, Gupta Family Foundation

  • Margaret Torrance

    President, MVJ Group Inc., FLiAP.com

  • Margarita de la Pisa Carrión

    Member, European Parliament

  • Margrét V. Bjarnadóttir

    Professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Founder, PayAnlytics

  • Maria das Neves Ceita Baptista de Sousa

    Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (2002 – 2004), Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Maria do Carmo Silveira

    Prime Minister, Government of São Tomé and Príncipe (2005-2006), Economic Adviser, Economic Community of Central African States, Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Maria Ivanova

    Associate Professor, Global Governance and Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability

  • María Laura Colazo

    Member, Parliament of Argentina

  • María Lucero Saldaña Pérez

    Member, Chamber of Deputies of Mexico

  • María Luiza Bustinduy Barrero

    Member, Senate of Spain

  • María Noel Vaeza

    Regional Director, UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean

  • Maria Ressa

    CEO & Executive Director, Rappler

  • Marie Jeanne d’Arc Masy Goulamaly

    Member, National Assembly of Madagascar; WPL Ambassador

  • Marie-Louise Hänel Sandström

    Member, Parliament of Sweden

  • Mariella Mularoni

    Member, General Council of the Republic of San Marino

  • Marilou Mcphedran

    Member, Senate of Canada; WPL Ambassador; Co-Founder of The Canadian Association of Feminist Parliamentarians

  • Marilyn Rose Chaplin

    Chief Human Resources Officer, NTT Limited

  • Marin Alsop

    Conductor, Intermusica Artists Management Ltd

  • Maris Lauri

    Member, Parliament of Estonia; Minister of Finance (2014–2015); Minister of Education and Research (2016), WPL Ambassador

  • Martha Martin Dar

    Member, National Legislative Assembly of the Republic of South Sudan; Chairperson for Gender, Children & Social Welfare; WPL Ambassador

  • Martha Mghendi-Fisher

    Founder & Chair to the Executive Board, European Women Payments Network

  • Martina Ucnikova

    Chair, She Runs

  • Maryam Bin Theneya

    Member, Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates

  • Masoumeh Ebtekar

    Vice President for Women and Family affairs

  • Meagan Fallone

    CEO, Barefoot College International

  • Melly Turulia

    Exuctive Creative Producer, Shelton Fleming

  • Miasser AlGhamdi

    Lead Scientist, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

  • Mila Candon

    Student, International Montessori School

  • Millie Grace Odhiambo

    Member, National Assembly of Kenya

  • Modupe Irele

    Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, France

  • Molly Ford

    Vice President, Global Equality Programs, Salesforce

  • Monica Michel

    Member, National Assembly of France

  • Monique van Daalen

    Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Mission of the Netherlands to the UN in Geneva

  • Munaza Hassan

    Member, National Assembly of Pakistan

  • Musimbi Kanyoro

    Board Chair, United World Colleges

  • Nabou Fall

    CEO, VIZEO

  • Nadia Arop Dudi

    Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports; Member, National Legislative Assembly of the Republic of South Sudan

  • Naomi Koshi

    Mayor, Otsu

  • Natalia Grebenkina

    Regional medical adviser, Viforpharma

  • Natalie Boden

    President & CEO, Boden

  • Natalie M. Byrne

    Founder of Blank Space, Head of Brand Purpose at Unilever Prestige, Director of Global Impact, Dermalogica (2013-2019), Blank Space

  • Nathalie Delapalme

    Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

  • Nayé A. Bathily

    Head of Global Parliamentary Relations, World Bank Group

  • Neelie Kroes

    Member Board of Directors, Salesforce

  • Nina Rawal

    Head, Life Science

  • Noëlla Coursaris Musunka

    Founder & CEO, Malaika

  • Ntuli Mbali

    Member of the Democratic Alliance. Government of South Africa

  • Nurhayati Ali Assegaf

    Member of the WPL Board, Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic Party (Partai Demokrat) of Indonesia, President of the Geneva Council for International Affairs and Development

  • Oana-Mioara Bîzgan-Gayral

    Member of the Chamber of Deputies, Romania

  • Olfa Soukri Cherif

    Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Network, Member of the Assembly of People’s Representatives of Tunisia

  • Olga Kefalogianni

    Member, Hellenic Parliament of Greece, Minister of Tourism (2012-2015), WPL Ambassador

  • Olivia Leland

    Founder & Chief Executive, Co-Impact

  • Patricia Ahanda

    Founder, Lydexperience

  • Patricia Pelton

    President, World YMCA

  • Paula Altavilla

    LAR South Director, Whirlpool Corporation

  • Paula Ann Cox

    Premier of Bermuda (2010-2012); Minister of Finance (2004-2012), Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Paulina Olsson

    Co-Founder & CEO, Peppy Pal

  • Peggy Clark

    Executive Director, Aspen Institute

  • Peju Adebajo

    CEO, LUMOS

  • Penelope Naas

    Senior Vice-President, International Public Affairs and Sustainability, UPS

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director, UN Women

  • Pradip Pariyar

    Executive Chairperson, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

  • Racha Haffar

    Founder and CEO, Youth Against Slavery Movement

  • Rachel George

    Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute

  • Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir

    Member, Parliament of Iceland

  • Raina Kumra Gardiner

    VC, The Fund LA & Juggernaut

  • Raquel Lagunas

    Acting Director, Gender Team, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Reem Bint Mohammed Al-Mansoori

    Member, Shura Council of Qatar, WPL Ambassador

  • Rehana Siddiqi

    Chairperson, For You Forever

  • Rick Zednik

    Secretary, WPL Board; General Manager, Lie Detectors

  • Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva

    President of Kyrgyzstan (2010-2011), Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Rozália-Ibolya Biró

    Member, Chamber of Deputies of Romania, President, Foreign Affairs Committee

  • Ruta Miliute

    Member, Parliament of Lithuania

  • Sabine de Bethune

    Member, Senate of Belgium, WPL Ambassador

  • Sakena Yacoobi

    CEO & Founder, Afghan Institute of Learning

  • Sally Mansfield

    Ambassador & Permanent Representative, Mission of Australia to the United Nations

  • Sana Afouaiz

    Founder and CEO, Womenpreneur

  • Sanda Halimah

    Founder/CEO, Romzaib Foundation

  • Sandy Beky

    Co Founder and President, HeHop Help for Hope

  • Sania Nishtar

    Founder and President, Heartfile

  • Sara Heikkinen Breitholtz

    Member, Parliament of Sweden

  • Sara Pantuliano

    Chief Executive, Overseas Development Institute

  • Shannon Bagley

    Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Centene Corporation

  • Shannon Thyme Klinger

    Chief Legal Officer, Member of the Executive Committee, Novartis International AG

  • Shinkai Karokhail

    Member, National Assembly of Afghanistan; WPL Ambassador

  • Shorena Barbakadze

    Founder and General Manager, International Language House

  • Silvia Gabriela Lospennato

    Member, Chamber of Deputies of Argentina

  • Simone Menne

    Supervisory Board Member, BMW and Deutsche Post AG, & Board Member, Johnson Controls International plc.

  • Soetkin Hoessen

    Member, Senate of Belgium

  • Solveigh Hieronimus

    Partner, McKinsey & Company

  • Sophie Rohonyi

    Member, House of Representatives of Belgium

  • Stacy Hock

    Philanthropist, Public policy activist, Chairwoman ,Texas GOP 2020 Victory

  • Steinunn Thora Árnadóttir

    Member, Parliament of Iceland

  • Stephanie Oula

    Director, Generation Equality

  • Stine Mølgaard Sørensen

    COO & Co-founder, Radiobiotics

  • Sultan Kayhan

    Member, Parliament of Sweden

  • Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

    Managing Director, Policy & Coalitions, The Rockefeller Foundation

  • Sunna Einarsdóttir

    Chief Financial Officer, Deloitte

  • Susana Malcorra

    Dean of IE School of Global & Public Affairs, IE University; Minister of Foreign Affairs & Worship, Spain (2015-2017)

  • Susanna Barla

    CEO, ANTI

  • Susannah Wellford

    Founder & CEO, Running Start

  • Suwannee Sirivejchapun

    Member, Senate of Thailand

  • Tamara-Dorina Ciofu

    Member, Chamber of Deputies of Romania, Chairperson of the Subcommittee on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Elderly

  • Tarja Halonen

    President of Finland (2000-2012)

  • Theresa Rose Sebastian

    Activist and Advocate for Justice & Reform

  • Ulises Alejandro Olea Tapia

    Delegate, #Girl2Leader

  • Ulla Tørnæs

    Member, Parliament of Denmark

  • Uzra Zeya

    CEO and President, The Alliance for Peacebuilding

  • Vala Melstað

    Creative Director, 66°North

  • Valérie Thomas

    Member, National Assembly of France

  • Verena Kantel

    Head Pharma Health Policy International, Bayer AG

  • Victoria Budson

    Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Viktoriya Hryb

    Member, Parliament of Ukraine

  • Virginija Langbakk

    Director, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) (2010-2020)

  • Wafa Bani Mustafa

    Member, House of Representatives of Jordan, Chairperson, Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries to Combat Violence against Women, WPL Ambassador

  • Wingee Sampaio

    Global Programme Director, Cartier International

  • Yerkezhan Sakhiyeva

    Girl2Leader Delegate, Hailebury Almaty

  • Yuliya Lovochkina

    Member of the Verkhovna Rada, Parliament of Ukraine

  • Åsa Lindestam

    First Deputy Speaker, Parliament of Sweden; Chair, Working Group on Gender Equality; WPL Ambassador

  • Åslaug Sem-Jacobsen

    Member, Parliament of Norway; WPL Ambassador

  • Þórdís Sigurðardóttir

    Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland in Kampala

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.

The Forum will prove a key event on the road to the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) 2021. At the Forum, and with an eye to the GEF 2021, we recognise our immediate objectives; clear goalposts are in place to guide forward movement and to inspire commitment. Now is the moment for the wider community of leaders to mobilise, raise our voices, and instigate meaningful change in our governments, board rooms, and communities.

Read about Generation Equality