Increasing gender equality at Reykjavik

We at emphasize bottom-up approaches (see our method), but we still appreciate when good work is done from above. Earlier this month ‘top down ladies’ assembled at the Reykjavik Global Forum. Since its foundation in 2018 the Forum is the stage for women leaders for discussing and sharing ideas on the question how to increase gender equality and to promote and to hence the positions of women at the top. Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir, Chair of the Reykjavik Global Forum emphasized in this regard the importance to “lay the foundations for future transformative action led by women in the years to come.”
It is certainly no coincidence that the Forum is held in the arctically capital. According to the World Economic Forum’s ‘2020 Global Gender Gap Report’, Iceland leads the world in terms of gender equality. Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was aware of the current pandemic, however, “It is always the right time to talk about gender equality; not least in the times of crisis”, Jakobsdóttir underlined.

Source: / Reykjavik Global Forum

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