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Women Leaders Global Forum 2019 (Iceland)


***Registration is invitation ONLY***

The Women Leaders Global Forum is where women leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions on how to further advance society, increase equality between women and men and promote and positively develop the number of women in leadership positions.

The Women Leaders Global Forum launched on 26-28 November, 2018, in  Iceland. It was held in the Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavík.

Imagine Women Leaders from all continents creating significance and impact but with a difference in style. When Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder and President of the Women Political Leaders (WPL), and Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir, Chair of WPL’s Executive Board, experienced the World Economic Forum in January 2017, they were determined to turn “imagine?” into “we can do it!”. They were convinced that Iceland, as the best country for women (according to the WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report) would be the perfect location for a Women Leaders Global Forum. A conference, bringing together women leaders from all sectors, politics, business, tech, science, media etc… Having convened Women Political Leaders in Iceland in November 2017, the next step was obvious: make it a tradition; WPL with the Government and the Parliament of Iceland to annually co-host a multi-stakeholder, Women Leaders Global Forum.

The Forum will be held on an annual basis and is co-hosted by Women Political Leaders (WPL) and the Government and the Parliament of Iceland, co-chaired by leaders of the OECD, World Bank, World Economic Forum and others.

The Women Leaders Global Forum’s mission is to provide a platform where women leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions on how to further advance society, increase equality between women and men and promote and positively develop the number of women in leadership positions.The event will feature keynote speakers, all internationally recognised for their contribution to advancing society and the 400 invitation only delegates from over 100 countries, will be able to attend 24 LeaderTalks as well as special PowerStations for bilateral meetings along with a variety of exciting and unexpected Off Venue events.

Earlier Event: November 12
Impact Investment Summit 2019
Later Event: November 20
Global Women's Forum Paris, 2019