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  Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen and Promise Fund of Florida and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996) are recipients of 2020 POWER, TOGETHER AWARDS for their outstanding achievement of making the “Pink Ribbon” the globally recognised icon for breast cancer awareness. Today, the Pink Ribbon inspires unity through hope; hope that together, […]

Once again, Iceland is setting the new standard. The nation is the global leader in gender equality, topping the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for five years running. This should come as no surprise, given Iceland’s long history of parity: equal inheritance rights for men and women established in 1850; women gaining the […]

Positive and actionable commitments to stimulate real change At last year’s Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2019, an agreement was reached that in order to change the future, Conversationists need to engage at a higher level and ‘walk the talk’. In pursuit of that goal, we instituted the Reykjavík Pledges, whereby Conversationists could make […]

Are you ready to empower and be empowered? Do you want to hear, engage, and exchange ideas with women leaders across sectors worldwide? Join the 2020 Forum’s Leaderstalk sessions: virtual, interactive conversations led by our partners and addressing the urgent barriers and challenges to equality between men and women. For three days, November 9-11, these […]

The data is clear – when women are able to work, economies grow. According to the International Monetary Fund, the economic empowerment of women boosts productivity and profitability in the workplace. Meanwhile, the International Labour Organisation has shown that increasing women’s participation in the labour force improves national gross domestic product.   So what would happen […]

At the Reykjavik Global Forum 2019, Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, Founding Coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, concluded three days of groundbreaking discussions, and meaningful exchanges of ideas and experiences with a call for united action. The subject of her plea? To stop the […]

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 […]

As countries around the world are starting to realise, the most powerful strategy in combating a global pandemic is a united one. The ferocious onset of the coronavirus is challenging the capacity of governments, international organisations and individuals to work collectively to protect the health and wellbeing of humanity. This response is heartening. It is […]

2020 was poised to be an exceptional year for advancing women’s equality. Countless hallmark events, like the UN Women Generation Equality Forum, the Conference on the Status of Women, the Women Political Leaders Summit at the UN Headquarters, and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, have been postponed or scaled down in […]

Millennials and Generation Z make up most of the global workforce, and yet businesses aren’t taking any steps toward bridging the ever-growing gap between them and the rest of the world.  “What they think, what they believe, what they do, what they choose not to do, is transforming our society as we know it, creating […]