REYKJAVIK INDEX FOR LEADERSHIP
Measuring perceptions of equality for women and men in leadership
The Reykjavik Index for Leadership measures how people feel about women in leadership. It measures the perceived legitimacy of male and female leadership in politics and across twenty professions, as well as a measure of how men and women differ in their views, and the extent to which men and women are viewed equally in terms of suitability of individuals for positions of power.
The Reykjavik Index for Leadership was presented first by WPL and Kantar during the Women Leaders Global Forum, on 27th November 2018. Data updates, and increase of countries surveyed are done annually.
The Index measures the perceived legitimacy of women or men in positions of leadership in politics and professions. The Index currently evaluates the G7 group of nations and 20 different industries and public professions, surveying the attitudes of more than 10,000 people. Within G7 countries, women score higher (67) on the Reykjavik Index for Leadership than men (61), therefore suggesting the G7 to be a better place for female leadership.
The average Reykjavik Index for Leadership score for the G7 in launch year 2018 is 66, with the findings showing two groupings of countries: the UK, France, Canada and USA with ‘higher’ indices and a group of three that are a step change below: Japan, Germany and Italy.
Women Political Leaders and Kantar will invite further discussion with political and business leaders on the Reykjavik Index for Leadership throughout their respective calendars.Download the Reykjavik Index for Leadership