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Leaders discuss the Reykjavík Index for Leadership during WPL Davos week

What are the social norms that operate within societies? What are the everyday beliefs and behaviours of men and women and the barriers to change?

Women Political Leaders and Kantar realised the Reykjavik Index for Leadership to document the social norms that define societies that operate within societies.

The initial results of the Index 2019 were presented at the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders in Iceland in November 2019.

The new findings of the research from 2019 show results in the G7 nations of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the USA – already covered in the Index 2018 – but also in Brazil, China, India, and Russia. Such findings are on the agenda for discussions with key leaders during the Davos Week 2020. 

The Reykjavik Index for Leadership was first presented by WPL and Kantar during the Women Leaders Global Forum 2018. Data updates and increase of countries surveyed are done annually. The first edition of the Reykjavik Index for Leadership 2018, which was named #BestOfDavos in 2019.

Women Political Leaders (WPL), CBSN, and Ketchum host the breakfast: “The Reykjavík Index for Leadership 2019: Measuring perceptions to speed up the journey to equality“. The breakfast takes place on Thursday morning, January 23rd at the Hilton Garden Inn in Davos, Switzerland.

The meeting – by invitation only – aims to take the conversation on the representative results of the Index further, look at what can be done with the evidence compiled, and what is the role of media and Leaders to challenge social norms.

The expert panel discussion followed by a Q&A session brings together outstanding leaders, such as:

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