Setting the stage: together for progress

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True progress can be made when leaders work together towards a common purpose. The Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2021 builds a community of women leaders across sectors and geographies at a moment of intense challenge and galvanising opportunity. The COVID-19 pandemic underscores that our collective progress towards more equal and inclusive leadership is more needed than ever.

  • Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President & Founder, Women Political Leaders
  • Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Senior Adviser, Women’s Leadership, UN Women; Chair of the Board, Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders

Welcome to the champion of equality                          

Iceland is the global leader in gender equality. What can the rest of the world learn from their experience?

  •     Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, Iceland; Chair, Council of Women World Leaders
  •     Willum Þór Þórsson, Speaker ad interim, Alþingi, Parliament of Iceland
  •     Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarsson, Minister, Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation, Iceland (2017-2021)