Reykjavik Global Forum

Innovation drives economic growth

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Pursuing policies and practices to encourage women in business drives economic development for everyone. If men and women participated equally in the economy, $28 trillion (26 percent) could be added to the global GDP by 2025. This session will explore how we can drive change with smart investments and implement policies to accelerate and foster the entrepreneurial spirit of women and girls. 

  • Kelly Devine, President, UK and Ireland, Mastercard
  • Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India; Vice President, Intel Foundry Services, Intel Corporation
  • Jean Guo, Founder, Konexio; Google Impact Challenge Grantee


Chaired by Katja Iversen, Executive Advisor, Author and Gender Equality Advocate;  Executive Adviser, WPL