8 - 10 November 2022

The Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders is not just a conference – not just a single moment on the calendar. It is both a convening and a community.

Launched in 2018 under the heading of Power, Together, the forum convenes women leaders from all sectors, including politics, business, civil society, academia, the arts and media, to share ideas and solutions on how to further advance society towards female and male equality and to promote and positively develop the number of women in leadership positions.

On 8-10 November 2022, Women Political Leaders (WPL), the Government of Iceland, and the Parliament of Iceland co-host the fifth annual Reykjavík Global Forum.

Attracting hundreds of Conversationists each year, the Forum offers a unique lens into the best practices and proven solutions that leaders are deploying across sectors to achieve parity. We work with some of the most influential leaders, compelling speakers, and innovative problem solvers in the world.


The Forum relies on a high level and ambassadorial committee of Co-Chairs to advise on the Forum programme and its activities. The committee is made up of leading figures from academia, civil society, business, and politics.

These are leaders who identify with the mission of the Reykjavík Global Forum. Co-Chairs are nominated by the Women Political Leaders Board and are approved by the Icelandic Steering Committee.

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Aya Chebbi

Founder of Nala Feminist Collective; African Union Special Envoy on Youth (2018-2021)

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.
Featured Conversationists ■ ■ ■

… 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
Anino Emuwa

Anino Emuwa

Founder and Managing Director, Avandis Consulting; Founder, PayAnalytics

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Anouk Heilen

Head of Global Sustainability, Equity and Social Inclusion, Unilever

Daniela Schackis

Daniela Schackis

Deputy Director General, SSM Governance & Operations, European Central Bank

Dominik Weh

Dominik Weh

Partner and Co-Lead, Oliver Wyman’s Public Sector and Policy Practice, Europe

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Douglas Beal

Partner & Director, Sustainable Investing & Social Impact, BCG

Eliso Bolkvadze

Elisso Bolkvadze

MP, Chair of the Parliamentary Commission for Culture, Parliament of Georgia; Pianist; UNESCO Artist for Peace

Erika Morri

Erika Morri

Erika Morri, Founder Wo*men’s rugby land of freedom

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Floor Keuleers

Senior Analyst, Gender and Conflict, International Crisis Group

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Hafsat Abiola

President, Women in Africa (WIA); Co-Lead, Connected Women Leaders (CWL)

Karyna Radchenko

Karyna Radchenko

Founder, Partnership for Advancing Innovative Sustainability; Member, UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network

Katrina Fotovat

Katrina Fotovat

Senior Official to the U.S. Secretary of State for the Office of Global Women’s Issues

Kehkashan Basu

Kehkashan Basu

UN Human Rights Champion; Founder & President, Green Hope Foundation

Kimberly Gire

Kimberly Gire

Founder and Chair, Global Women Leaders Strategic Philanthropy; Chair, Centre for Global Equality at Cambridge

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Laura Gillespie

Senior Director, Global Health Advocacy & Fellow, World Economic Forum

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Mae-ling Lokko

Architectural scientist & designer; Assistant Professor, The Yale School of Architecture

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Rick Zednik

Advisor and Secretary of the Board for Women Political Leaders (WPL)

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Safak Pavey

Senior Advisor, United Nations; High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR

Sarah Beysolow Nyanti_2022 RGF

Sarah Beysolow Nyanti

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Resident Coordinator & Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

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Shelly Porges

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Beyond the Billion (launched as The Billion Dollar Fund for Women)

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Sue Black

Professor of Computer Science and Technology Evangelist, Durham University

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Adea Roka

Director, Culture, Youth and Sport, Municipality of Gjakova, Kosovo

Agostina Pechi

Agostina Pechi

Managing Director, Head of EM and Commodities Local Sales and Latin America Structured Credit Sales, Goldman Sachs & Co.

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Alice Maillot

Strategic Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

Alison Jawetz

Alison Jawetz

Senior Policy Analyst,Center for the Study of Social Policy

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Annita Demetriou

President, House of Representatives, Cyprus; WPL Country Ambassador, Cyprus