Reykjavik Global Forum

Closing the play gap

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The connection between physical exercise and mental wellness is well-documented. Despite the positives that sports and exercise bring, this remains out of reach for far too many women and girls. This session will explore the various initiatives and programs underway to close the play gap and demonstrate the value and connection of sport in achieving healthier and wealthier communities. 

  • Majken Gilmartin, Co-Founder and CEO, Global Goals World Cup  
  • Shaima Saleh Alhusseini, Managing Director and CEO, Saudi Sport for All Federation
  • Princess Lara Faisal, Jordan; Founder, Rise for Good   

Chaired by Edda Sif Pálsdóttir, Sports Reporter – TV Host, National Broadcasting Service, Iceland