Vigdís Finnbogadóttir: an enduring legacy

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Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is an inspiration for women political leaders, Heads of  State and policymakers worldwide. But, for Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Chair of the Board of the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders, she meant much more than that:

“Growing up as a girl, and later as a young woman, with Vigdís as our President was a really empowering part of my reality. Then, later in life, to get the opportunity to work with her and get to know her personally has been an exceptional privilege and honour.When it was decided that the Reykjavík Global Forum, Women Leaders would be a regular event in Iceland, we could not think of anyone better suited. When asked, Vigdís instantly said ‘Of course,’ demonstrating her endless support, engagement and commitment to the cause of women’s leadership, gender equality and a better world. Thank you Vigdís!”

At the Reykjavík Global Forum we continue this legacy of leadership by convening women political leaders from around the world to inspire, enact and spread change.

Happy 90th birthday, Vigdís!

Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir