Conversationists & Programme

Conversationist

The Reykjavík Global Forum is the platform where women leaders discuss and share ideas and solutions. To achieve that, it needs everyone participating and to enter the conversation.

At the Forum, one is not an attendee, but an invited leader; someone who can hear what is being said, can add value to and share the passion for the conversation: a Conversationist.

The Forum looks forward to welcoming leading Conversationists at this years’ inaugural forum in Iceland. The conversation starts here.

... by conversation, the influence of the Conversationist upon the world in general, is more decided than that of the talker ...
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2019 CONVERSATIONISTS INCLUDE
  • Abdul Rashid Shaibu

    Founder and Operations Manager, Dream Shapers Foundation

  • Adriana Usmayo Macedonio

    Alum, Running Start

  • Afke Schaart

    VP and Head of Europe, Russia and CIS, GSMA

  • Albertína Friobjörg Elíasdóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Alessandra Galloni

    Global Managing Editor/News Planning and Creation, Thomson Reuters

  • Alexandra Tvircun

    Adviser to the Speaker of the Parliament, Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

  • Alexia Sanchez

    Alum, Running Start

  • Alison Holder

    Director, Equal Measures 2030

  • Allison Dunne

    Project Manager, EY

  • Alyson Chocianowski

    Alum, Running Start

  • Amalya Khachatryan

    Deputy Director of Advisory, Oxford Analytica

  • Amanda Austin

    Head of Policy and Advocacy, Equal Measures 2030

  • Amanda Ellis

    Executive Director, Arizona State University

  • Amanda Morrison

    Alum, Running Start

  • Ameenah Gurib Fakim

    President, Presidency of Mauritius (2015-2018) – Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Anastasia Sideri

    External Communications Director CEE, Coca-Cola Hellas

  • Andrea Steinert

    President, Transatlantic Female Forum

  • Anett Tarnokova

    Senior Recruiter, McKinsey Design

  • Angela Baker

    Head of Corporate Responsibility, Qualcomm

  • Angelika Huber-Straßer

    Head of Corporates, KPMG Germany

  • Angeline Kumbirai Tongogara

    Member of the Parliament, Parliament of Zimbabwe

  • Anisha Singh

    Founding Partner, She Capital

  • Anita Bhatia

    Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

  • Ann Cairns

    Vice-Chairman, Mastercard

  • Anna Hakobyan

    Wife of the Prime Minister of Armenia, My Step Charitable Foundation

  • Anna Kristin Palsdottir

    Cross-Industry Innovation Director, Marel

  • Anna Wangenheim

    Member of the Parliament, Parliament of Greenland

  • Anne Gfrerer

    Head of Communication, HypoVereinsbank

  • Anne Hetterich

    When Women Thrive, Mercer Limited

  • Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

    Chief Executive Officer, Plan International

  • Anne-Tamara Lorre

    Ambassador, Embassy of Canada to Iceland

  • Annika Norlin

    Head of Diversity & Inclusion, International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Annita Demetriou

    Member of the House of Representatives, Cyprus, WPL Ambassador

  • Anoosha Shaigan

    Vice President, Courting The Law

  • Anthony Onesto

    Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ella Adventures

  • Ardiana Jaku

    Member of the Parliament, Parliament of Albania

  • Arielle Ross

    Alum, Running Start

  • Arna Grímsdóttir

    President of the Board, National Committee of UN Women in Iceland

  • Arunachalam Muruganantham

    Founder, Jayaashree Industries

  • Asa Lindestam

    First Deputy Speaker, Swedish Parliament, WPL Ambassador

  • Asdis Bragadottir

    Founder, EVA consortium

  • Ásta R. Jóhannesdóttir

    Former Speaker, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • ÁSTHILDUR MARGRÉT OTHARSDÓTTIR

    Chairman of the Board, Marel

  • Atifete Jahjaga

    President of the Republic of Kosovo (2011-2016), Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Aud Lise Norheim

    Ambassador, Norwegian Embassy

  • Audelia Guadalupe López Vásquez

    Deputy, Asamblea Legislativa El Salvador

  • Auður Elva Jónsdóttir

    Director for Finance, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Bahiya Ghalla

    Vice president of the regional council of dakhla O, The régional council

  • Baillie Aaron

    Founder & CEO, Spark Inside

  • Bana Alabed

    Young Activist and Author

  • Barbara Boxer

    Former Member of the Senate, Senate of the United States of America

  • Barri Rafferty

    Chief Executive Officer, Ketchum

  • Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash

    Director, Veritas Consulting

  • Beata Gutman

    President and Founder, Grasshopper

  • Beatriz Merino

    Executive President of the Cesar Vallejo University of Peru, Prime Minister of Peru (2003), National Ombudsman for Peru (2005 – 2011), Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Bidemi Zakariyau Akande

    Founder and CEO, LSF|PR

  • Bjarkey Gunnarsdóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Boma Goodhead

    Member of Congress, House of Representatives of Nigeria

  • Brie Loskota

    Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California

  • Brooke Frewing

    Director, Legal & Compliance, Hitachi Vantara

  • Bryndis Haraldsdottir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Caitlin Kraft-Buchman

    Founder and CEO, Women@TheTable

  • Camelia Ille

    Dean of Executive Education, INCAE – Dean, Chair of Center for Collaborative & Women Leadership

  • Carla Aerts

    Director, Tmrw Insittute

  • Caroline Gutman

    CEO, Nu Market

  • Caroline Harper

    Head of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Overseas Development Institute

  • Cary Hobbs

    Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff – Centene Corporation

  • Casey Dunning

    Director, Results and Learning

  • Catherine Gotani Hara

    Catherine Gotani

  • Catherine Loughlin

    Associate Dean Research, Sobey School of Business

  • Catriona Fallon

    Chief Financial Office, Hitachi Vantara

  • Celeste Mergens

    Founder / CEO, Days for Girls International

  • Charlotte Jónsdóttir Biering

    Women. Fast forward Co-Lead, EY

  • Charlotte Webb

    Co-founder, Feminist Internet

  • Chioma Agwuegbo

    Founder, TechHerNG

  • Chong Eng

    Penang State Minister, Penang State Government

  • Christina McKelvie

    Minister for Older People and Equalities, Scottish Government

  • Christine Heenan

    Vice-President, The Rockefeller Foundation

  • Claire Bowen

    Alum, Running Start

  • Claire Gaynor

    Design Director, Landor

  • Clare Barber

    Member of the House of Keys, Isle of Man Government

  • Clare Hutchinson

    Special Representative for Women Peace and Security, NATO

  • Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah

    Deputy Minority WHIP, Parliament of Ghana

  • Courtney Carson

    Senior Manager, Policy & Advocacy, Women Deliver

  • Cristina Ljungberg

    Co-founder, The Case for Her

  • Cristina Torres

    Online marketing manager, Cocorointim SL

  • Dagmar Stefansdottir

    Communication and Community Relation Manager, Alcoa Fjardaal

  • Dagur B. Eggertsson

    Mayor of Reykjavík, City of Reykjavik

  • Dalal Alzayed

    Member of the Majlis Al-Shura, Shura Council Bahrain

  • Dalia Grybauskaitè

    President of Lithuania (2009-2019), Chair Emerita of the Council of Women World Leaders (2014-2019), Member of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Debbie Simpson

    Chief Financial Officier, Maple Leaf Foods

  • Deborah Gorman-Smith

    Dean, The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

  • Demet Mutlu

    Founder & CEO,Trendyol.com

  • Dhurata Hoxha

    Minister of European Integration, Kosovo

  • Diana Sierra

    CEO, Be Girl Inc

  • Dina Kaplan

    Founder, The Path

  • Dirk Luyten

    Founder of INSEAD’s Gender Research Fund and a Member of the Exco of the Global Women in Business Club

  • Disha Shah

    Alum, Running Start

  • DJ Forza

    Director of Partnerships and Collaboration, World YMCA

  • Donna Leinwand Leger

    Digital Media Leader & Former Managing Editor of USA Today

  • Ebtisam MS AlDallal

    Member of the Majlis Al-Shura, Shura Council, WPL Ambassador

  • Edwin Dundas

    Country Coordinator, Humanity’s Team Sierra Leone

  • Elaine Lo

    Senior Partner, Jingtian & Gongcheng

  • Elaine Quijano

    Anchor, CBS News

  • Elin Maria Bjornsdottir

    Global Learning and Development Manager, Marel

  • Eliza Reid

    First Lady of Iceland, President of Iceland

  • Elizabeth Isele

    Founder and CEO, GIEE (Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship)

  • Elizabeth Moses

    Founder and Principal Advocate, AlphaZULU Advocates

  • Elke Heitmüller

    Head of Diversity Management, Volkswagen AG

  • Ella Fallows

    Politics & Government Outreach Manager at Facebook

  • Elsa G. Borgarsdóttir

    CEO of Sætt og Salt chocolade

  • Elzbieta Lukacijewska

    Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament

  • Emily Wilson

    CEO, Irise International

  • Erica Ariel Fox

    CEO Advisor & Chief Thought Leader, Mobius Executive Leadership

  • Espérance Nyirasafari

    Vice President of the Senate, Senate of Rwanda

  • Eva Baumer

    Vice President, Corporate Engagement, Mastercard

  • Eva Dís Þórðardóttir

    Project Manager and Land Use Planner, EFLA Consulting Engineers

  • Eva Marie Carney

    Founder & President,The Kwek Society

  • Eva Polío

    Co CEO, Cocorointim SL

  • Éva-Andrea Csep

    Member of the Parliament, Chamber of Deputies of Romania

  • Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah

    #ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador, Running Start

  • Fadia Dib

    Member of the Parliament, People’s Assembly of the Syrian Arab Republic

  • Fahiya Rashid

    Alum, Running Start

  • Fatjona Dhimitri

    Member of the Parliament, Parliament of Albania

  • Fatma Oktem

    Member of the Parliament, Danish Parlament

  • Felicia Knaul

    Director, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas

  • Femke Bartels

    Global Managing Director and Partner, THNK School of Creative Leadership

  • Fiona O’Loughlin

    Deputy, Parliament of Ireland

  • Flavia Bustreo

    Chair of the governance committee, PMNCH

  • Gabriela Podasca

    Member of the Parliament, Chamber of Deputies of Romania

  • Georgina Brett

    Chief of Staff, The Reserve

  • Gerda Larsson

    Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Case For Her

  • Gertrude Mwanyanje

    Member of Parliment, Parliment of Kenya

  • Gifty Twum-Ampofo

    Deputy Minister For Education & MP, Parliament of Ghana, WPL Ambassador

  • Gina Fedock

    Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

  • Gita Gopinath

    Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

  • Gudmundur Thorbjornsson

    Managing Director, EFLA Consulting Engineers

  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

    President of Iceland, Government of Iceland

  • Gudrun Agnarsdottir

    Medical doctor, Icefemin

  • Gundbert Scherf

    McKinsey & Company

  • Gwen Young

    Managing Director of the Global Emergency Response Coalition and Distinguished Fellow, The Wilson Center

  • Halimah Sanda

    Founder/CEO, ROMZAIB Foundation

  • Halla Signý Kristjánsdóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Halldora Mogensen

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Hanna Katrín Friðriksson

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Hanne Dalmut

    Director, Partnership Development, Concordia

  • Hanne Elisabeth Rasmussen

    Head of knowledge Center, Fondenes Videnscenter

  • Helén Nilsson

    Director, Nordic Council of Ministers office in Lithuania

  • Helga Vala Helgadóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Hendrikka Waage

    CEO, Hendrikka Waage

  • Henrike Von Platen

    CEO/ Founder, FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab gGmbH

  • Herdís Fjeldsted

    Chairwoman, Valitor

  • Hiltrud Dorothea Werner

    Member of the Board of Management, Integrity and Legal affairs, Volkswagen AG

  • Iliyana Tsanova

    Deputy Managing Director, European investment bank

  • Inga Sæland

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Irma Erlingsdottir

    Director, Associate Professor, University of Iceland

  • Jackie Hunt

    Member of the Board of Management, Asset Management, US Life Insurance, Allianz SE

  • Janah Ncube

    Global Campaigns Director, Crisis Action, Kenya

  • Jane Geraghty

    Chief Executive Officer, Landor

  • Jane Poole-Wilson

    Member of the House of Keys, Isle of Man Government

  • Jean Sendeza

    Member of Parliament, Parliament of Malawi

  • Jennie Gustafsson

    Youth Delegate, Plan International

  • Jennifer Hauseman

    Director, ICRC

  • Jennifer Leser

    Executive Assistant, CBS Interactive

  • Jessica Roland

    Senior Associate, Policy and Advocacy, Women Deliver

  • Joanna Santinon

    Partner, EY

  • Jody Williams

    Chair , Nobel Women’s Initiative

  • Johnnie Moore

    Founder, The KAIROS Company

  • Jon McGlinchy

    Senior Producer, CBSN/CBS News

  • Julia Gillard

    Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013), Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, Member of The Council of Women World Leaders

  • Julia Simon

    Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Mary Kay Inc.

  • Julie Katsuak Lussier

    Student, Kativik Ilisarnilirniq

  • Julienne Lusenge Maliyabwaba

    Directrice, Fonds pour les femmes congolaises

  • Kara Condon

    Communications Manager, Mastercard

  • Karidia Zongo-Yanogo

    6th vice-president, National Assembly of Burkina Faso

  • Karina Chi

    Co-founder & Chief Policy Officer, Menstrual Health Hub (MH hub)

  • Karina Radchenko

    Youth Delegate to the Council of Europe

  • Karla Hernandez

    Congresswoman, Asamblea Legislativa de El Salvador

  • Katharina Miller

    President, European Women Lawyers Association

  • Katherin Kirschenmann

    Founder, The DO School

  • Katinka Brose

    Senior Strategy Agent, FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab gGmbH

  • Katja Nagel

    Managing Director, Cetacea GmbH

  • Katrín Jakobsdóttir

    Prime Minister of Iceland, Government of Iceland – Member of The Council of Women World Leaders

  • Katrin Olga Johannesdottir

    Chair, Iceland Chamber of Commerce

  • Katrin Yr Magnusdottir

    Operations Manager Commercial, Marel

  • Kerry Gibson

    President, EcoCentury Technologies

  • Khonaf Kako

    Youth Delegate, Plan International

  • Kinga Bara

    Attaché, European Court of Auditors

  • Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic

    President of the Republic of Croatia, Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Kristian Isaksson

    Youth Engagement Officer, Plan International Sweden

  • Kristin Olafsdottir

    Film Maker, Klikk Productions

  • Kwiri Yang

    Founder/CEO, LifeGyde

  • Laida Memba Ikuga

    Co-founder and Sustainability Manager, Cocorointim SL

  • Lana Popovic

    Central & Eastern Europe Bu President, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Lara Smith

    Chief of Staff, Millennium Challenge Corporation

  • Larissa Kennedy

    Youth Delegate, Plan International

  • Latifah M.Daud

    Executive Director, Strategic Human Capital Mgmt, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

  • Laura Liswood

    Secretary General, The Council of Women World Leaders

  • Lee Koon Tan

    State Minister, Parliament of Malaysia

  • Leena Patel

    Global Brand Platforms Lead, Deloitte

  • Lena Nazaryan

    Vice President, National Assembly of Armenia, WPL Ambassador

  • Lilja Rafney Magnúsdóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Lima Courtenay

    Partner, Latham & Watkins

  • Linda Ugianugwuye

    First Lady and Wife of the Executive Governor, Government of Cross River State Nigeria

  • Líneik Anna Sævarsdóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Liz Schuelke

    German Chancellor Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

  • Loren Mayor

    President, Operations, National Public Radio (NPR)

  • Lotta Johnsson Fornarve

    Second Deputy Speaker, Swedish Parliament

  • Ludovic Subran

    Chief Economist, Allianz

  • Mabel Memory Chinomona

    President of the Senate, Parliament of Zimbabwe, WPL Ambassador

  • Mabel Van Oranje

    Chair, Girls Not Brides

  • Madeline Yaaka

    Student, Kativik Iliisarnilirniq

  • Maike Roettger

    CEO, Plan International Deutschland e.V.

  • Maimuna Lamin

    President, National Women Congress

  • Malak Azmirly

    Youth Delegate, Plan International

  • Mama Cax

    Model/Advocate, JAG Models

  • Mane Tandilyan

    Member of the National Assembly of Armenia, Chair of Financial Credit and Budget Standing Committee, WPL Ambassador for Advocacy of #GIRL2LEADER.

  • Manette Snow

    Vice President Human Resources, Ball Beverage Packaging

  • Manira Alva

    Vice President, Political&Civic Engagement, Vital Voices Global Parntership

  • Mara Gubuan

    Founder, Equality League

  • Margaret Liheeri Ndenga

    Senior Parliamentary Officer, Senate of the Republic of Kenya

  • Margret Bjarnadottir

    Assistant Professor and Founder of PayAnalytics, University of Maryland

  • Margrét Gudmundsdóttir

    Chairman of the Board, N1

  • María Ósk Kristmundsdóttir

    Continuous Improvement and Technology Manager, Alcoa Fjarðaál

  • Maria Ressa

    Co-founder and CEO of Rappler

  • Maria Rizzotti

    Senator, Italian Senate of the Republic

  • Mariam Jalabi

    Head of knowledge Center, Fondenes Videnscenter

  • Mariam Omira Solaimankhil

    Member of Wolesi Jirga, National Assembly of Afghanistan

  • Mariama Touray

    President, Women Leader Association

  • Mariana de la Roche

    Co-founder & Chief Policy Officer, Menstrual Health Hub (MH hub)

  • Marni Sommer

    President, Grow & Know, Inc.

  • Marsha Cooke

    Senior Vice President, Impact, VICE Media

  • Martha Marwa

    National Disciplinary Committee Member, Amani National Congress Party

  • Martina Nee

    Equality and Inclusion Advisor, WaterAid

  • Maryse Gaudreault

    Vice President, President of the Network of Women Parliamentarians, National Assembly of Quebec

  • Meghan Fennell

    Senior Manager, Deloitte

  • Meredith Gonsalves

    Global Social Media Manager, Deloitte

  • Michael Green

    CEO, Social Progress Imperative

  • Michele Parmelee

    Deloitte Global Chief People and Purpose Officer

  • Michelle Harrison

    Global CEO, Public Division and CEO, WPP Government Practice, Kantar

  • Michelle Mulherin

    Senator, Irish Parliament

  • Mildret Reason Dube

    Member of the Parliament, Parliament of Zimbabwe

  • Millicent Nyaboke Omanga

    Senator, Parliament of Kenya

  • Millie Odhiambo

    Member of Parliament, Suba North Constituency, Kenya National Assembly

  • Mina Mashayekhi

    Senior Advisor, RockCreek

  • Mohamed Alami Berrada

    Counselor of Head of Government, Government of Morocco

  • Monica DeNeale

    VP General Counsel, Hitachi Vantara

  • Munaza Hassan

    Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Pakistan

  • Naina Subberwal

    Chairperson & CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Limited

  • Natalie Deacon

    Director Corporate Affairs, Avon

  • Nataliia Korolevska

    Member of Parliament of Ukraine, The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

  • Naye A. Bathily

    Head, Global Parliamentary Engagement, The World Bank Group

  • Ngoc Thao Do

    Acting Executive Director, WoMena

  • Nguluwe Msoffe Chisomo

    Founder, Ottawa’s Homeless Period

  • Nicola Reindorp

    Deputy Executive Director, Crisis Action

  • Nina Bernarding

    Co-Director, Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

  • Nina Rawal

    Founder, Emerging Health Ventures

  • Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

    Chief Executive, Rozaria Memorial Trust

  • Oana – Silvia Vladuca

    Member of the Parliament, Chamber of Deputies of Romania

  • Oana Toiu

    Former State Secretary, PLUS Party

  • Oby Ezekwesili

    Public Policy Expert / Senior Economic Adviser, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI)

  • Oddný Harðardóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Olga Kefalogianni

    Member of Parliament, Hellenic Parliament

  • Oliver Trumble

    Global Partnerships Manager, Plan International

  • Ólöf Þórarinsdóttir

    Director of Management, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Paige L. Moore

    Alum, Running Start

  • Pamela Thomson-Hall

    Head of CEEMEA, Managing Director – International, Willis Towers Watson

  • Patricia Daley

    Canada Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Deloitte

  • Patricia Deyton

    Senior Advisor and Former Executive Director of the Council of Women World Leaders

  • Patricia Milligan

    Senior Partner and Global Leader of When Women Thrive and Multinational Client Group, Mercer

  • Patricia Pelton

    President, World YMCA

  • Patricia Rey

    Head of Strategic Communications, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Patricia Valdivieso

    Member of Parliament – Secretary of Board of Direct, Legislative Assembly of El Salvador

  • Paula Cox

    Premier of Bermuda (2010-2012) – Member of The Council of Women World Leaders

  • Petra Eileen Lichtenau

    Head of Coms/Corporates, KPMG AG

  • Petronila Night Were Lokorio

    Senator, Parliament of Kenya

  • Pórhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Ragna Árnadóttir

    Secretary General, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Randall Tucker

    Chief Inclusion Officer, Mastercard

  • Rangina Kargar

    Member of Wolesi Jirga, National Assembly of Afghanistan

  • RANGITA DE SILVA DE ALWIS

    Associate Dean of International Affairs at University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • Ranjana Kumari

    Executive Director, Centre For Social Research

  • Rebeca Gyumi

    Executive Director, Msichana Initiative Organization

  • Rebecca Lyons

    Client Director, Landor

  • Renée Lahti

    SVP, Chief Information Officer – Hitachi Vantara

  • RHEA MAUMDAR SINGHAL

    CEO & Founder, Ecoware

  • Rita Singh

    Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Roberta Pinotti

    Senator, Italian Senate of the Republic, WPL Ambassador

  • Roopa Dhatt

    Executive Director, Women in Global Health

  • Rósa Björk Brynjólfsdóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Rose Beaumont

    SVP, Business Enablement and Europe Communications, Mastercard

  • Roseby Gadama

    Member of Parliament, Parliament of Malawi

  • Rosie Campbell

    Director of GIWL, King’s College London

  • Rukhsana Zuberi

    Senator, Senate of Pakistan

  • Rusnah Aluai

    Member of Parliament, Parliament of Malaysia

  • Salome Þorkelsdóttir

    Former Speaker, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Sam Mazloum

    Vice President, Public Affairs, Office of Vice Chairman, Mastercard

  • Samina Saeed

    Senator, Senate of Pakistan

  • Sandie Okoro

    Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel

  • Sandra Ajaja

    Executive Director, Fempower Africa

  • Sandy Kervin

    CEO, Jarrah House

  • Sara Reef

    Lead, External Affairs, Millennium Challenge Corporation

  • Sarah Adwoa Safo

    Deputy Majority Leader & Minister for Procurement, Parliament of Ghana

  • Sarah Schlitz

    MP, Belgian House of Representatives

  • Sarala Yadav

    Member of Parliament, Federal Parliament of Nepal

  • Sawyer Garrity

    Singer and Student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

  • Sebastian Navarro

    Secretary General, CC35

  • Serena Saunders

    Alum, Running Start

  • Shandana Gulzar Khan

    Chairperson – Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

  • Shannon Bagley

    Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Centene Corporation

  • Shannon Thyme Klinger

    Group General Counsel of Novartis, Novartis International AG

  • Sharifa Al-Yahyai

    Former Minister of Social Development, Sultanate of Oman

  • Shelly Batra

    Co-founder and President, Operations ASHA

  • Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari

    Federal Minister for Human Rights, National Assembly of Pakistan

  • Shobhini Mukerji

    Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), South Asia

  • Shorena Barbakadze

    Founder and General Manager of International Language House. Associate Professor of Akaki Tsereteli State University

  • Sifirah Wanjiru Kefah

    Country Director, Huru International

  • Sigríður Á. Andersen

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Sigridur Ingadottir

    Chief Economist, BSRB

  • Sihame Arbib

    CEO, Victory capital

  • Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir

    Member of Parliamament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Sonja Birnbaum

    Interim Head of Executive Office, Plan International

  • Sophia Grinvalds

    Founder/Director, AFRIpads

  • Stefanía Guðrún Halldórsdóttir

    EVP Marketing and Business Development, Landsvirkjun the National Power Company of Iceland

  • Steingrímur J. Sigfússon

    Speaker of the Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Steinunn Sigurbjornsdottir

    Director of Change Management, Valitor

  • Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir

    Member of Parliament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

  • Stella Samuelsdottir

    Executive Director, UN Iceland

  • Stephane Dubois

    Manager, Gender and Growth Initiative, Chatham House

  • Stephanie Cox

    Former Member of Parliament, Austrian Parliament

  • Stine Sørensen

    Co-founder & COO, Radiobotics

  • Sunna Dora Einarsdottir

    CFO and Partner, Deloitte

  • Taiwo Oluga

    Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Nigeria

  • Tala Al Jabri

    Investor, SoftBank Vision Fund

  • Taryn Mook

    Group Chief Operating Officer, Bonsey Jaden

  • Tatiana Cunetchi

    Deputy Chairwoman of the Standing Committee, Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

  • Tatjana Latinovic

    Chairperson, Icelandic Women’s Rights Association

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Tillie Martinussen

    Member of the Parliament, Inatsisartut

  • Trine Angeline Sig

    Managing Director & Co-founder of Real Relief, Co-Founder of Global Campaign: Period Pride – Keep Our Girls In School

  • Trinitas Kunashe

    Chief Executive Officer, Tina Pads social enterprise

  • Tunji John Asaoku

    Nigerian Representative, African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council

  • Tuula Haatainen

    First Deputy Speaker, Parliament of Finland

  • Uzra Zeya

    President and CEO, The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP)

  • Valerie Keller

    Co-Founder & CEO of IMAGINE, Host of the WPL Trailblazer Awards & Power, Together Awards 2019

  • Vanessa Grant

    Global Shapers, Global Shapers Community

  • Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo

    Policy Adviser on Women, Peace and Security Coordinator | African Women Leaders Network

  • Verónica Delgadillo García

    Senator, Senate of México, WPL Ambassador

  • Veronika Bendere

    European Communications Director, MSD

  • Victoria Budson

    Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

  • Vidisha Mishra

    Research Fellow, Weizenbaum Institute

  • Vivian Onano

    Youth Advisor, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO

  • Viviane Teitelbaum

    Former President of the European Women’s Lobby and Vice President of the Brussels Regional Parliament

  • Wen Zhao

    Member of Secretariat, All-China Women’s Federation

  • Wendy Anderson

    Co-Founder and Partner, The Case For Her

  • Yurdana Burgoa

    Chief of Cabinet. Ministry of Finance and Economy, Basque Government

  • Þórdís Kolbrún Gylfadóttir

    Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation, Ministry of Industries and Innovation of Iceland

  • Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir

    Member of Parliament, Althingi, Parliament of Iceland

Programme

The Reykjavík Global Forum takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland, over a three-day-period from 18-20 November 2019. Its primary venue is Harpa, Concert Hall and Conference Centre. Programme details will be updated on a regular basis.

Programme highlights
Monday, November 18th
  • Discover Iceland
  • Leaders Lunches (Various Venues)
  • Hosted by Capacent: Using design and humour to transform the work place - Kill it with kindess
  • Hosted by Marel: Unconscious bias - unleashing potential
  • Registration & Badge Collection
  • Welcome Reception, Hosted by Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, President of Iceland
  • Celebrating Creativity: Co-hosted by the City of the Reykjavík
Tuesday, November 19th
  • Rise & Prepare to Shine
  • Welcome to the Champion of Equality Between Women and Men
  • Welcome to the Community of Actions
  • Setting the Scene
  • Lessons of Leadership
  • Leaderstalks (Various Venues)
  • The Women, Peace and Security Agenda - a platform for transformative change
  • Fact vs. Fiction: How to Earn Credibility in the Misinformation Era
  • Today's modern families require a modern workplace
  • The Transforming Business of Belonging
  • Creative approaches to tackling bias with technology
  • Striving for Zero - How companies eliminate the pay gap between women and men
  • Resilience
  • Jumping Hurdles and Shattering Glass: The Pathways of Successful Women Leaders
  • How Can "Girls Get Equal?": Gender Transformative Power and Representation
  • The (she) chief of the Reykjavík police - a success story of female empowerment and ending the macho work culture
  • Sustainability in the transport sector
  • Revitalise & Recharge
  • Revitalise & Recharge Meditation
  • Powering Up
  • Leaders Lunches (Various Venues)
  • Hosted by Allianz. Anti-capitalism is on the rise, reputation of big business is under siege.
  • Hosted by Avon. Stand4her
  • Hosted by Concordia:. Partnership Best Practices Networking Luncheon
  • Hosted by Mercer. Driving equality in the workplace: Real solutions to the persistent state of inequality
  • Hosted by the Embassy of China. Women, Half The Sky
  • Hosted by Freshdields. Reducing Poverty through girls' empowerment
  • Hosted by KPMG. New markets, new powers - How female leaders are shaping the business world in the 21st century
  • Power, Together: A Message from the Cloud
  • Generation Equality
  • The Power of Turning Grief Into Action
  • Generation Disrupted: Earning Trust, Finding Meaning & Building Skills
  • The Reykjavík Index: Update
  • Acting on the Evidence: Confronting Society's prejudice towards Female Leadership
  • Energy Boosting Break
  • Meditation Moment
  • Is Digital a Yellow Click Road to a New Business OZ?
  • The Power of Hope
  • Peace is not for the Faint of Heart
  • Community of Actions Reception
  • National Delegation Responses to the UN Women Call to Action
  • Power, Together. Partnerships (By invitation only)
  • Social Media Training
  • CWWL in cooperation with Vero?ld, House of Vigdi?s hosts a Panel Discussion on: Women, Leadership and the Sustainability of Languages and Cultures
Wednesday, November 20th
  • Revitalise & Recharge
  • Revitalise & Recharge Meditation
  • Meditation Moment
  • Rise & Prepare to Shine
  • Gender Based Violence: The Cost of Inaction and the Opportunities for Action
  • Invest Smarter, Live Healthier
  • The Power of Overcoming Fear
  • Changemaking to "Live Happily Ever After"
  • LeadersTalks (Various Venues)
  • Menstruation Matters: Period.
  • Developing Future Superheroes in STEM and beyond
  • Blazing New Trails: Boosting Women's Entrepreneurship
  • Think Global Ageing Is a Problem? Think Again!
  • Power, Together: New models of collaboration protecting people from war
  • The Icelandic Story - How Women Changed the Political Landscape
  • Index to Action to Impact
  • Prison Reform in a Global Context
  • Power Together: Reykjavík Summit at Höfði House
  • Powering Up
  • Leaders Lunch
  • Power, Together: Community of Actions
  • Journalism and Society: Politics, Press & Platforms
  • The Power of Self-Love
  • Moving Mountains, Cleaning Oceans
  • Energy Boosting Break
  • Leadership: Staying Positive Through Thick and Thin
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Closing Remarks
  • The Power Experience

LeadersTalks

LeadersTalks are impactful sessions hosted by a partner focusing on forward-looking discussions.

LeadersTalks are the place where every Conversationist has the opportunity to contribute with personal ideas and experience. With the participation of a group of 20-40 Conversationists, they run for 60 to 90 minutes and happen simultaneously each day during the Reykjavík Global Forum

We have now received a great number of fantastic proposals for LeadersTalks at the Reykjavík Global Forum.

Please refer to the Programme for our LeadersTalks and register attendance on the Forum app. Sign up is only via the Forum App and spaces are limited, allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please download the Forum App on Google Play and in the Apple Store and register now for your chosen LeadersTalk.

LeadersTalks are hosted by the following partners

LeadersTalks
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Discover Iceland

Off- venue excursions Monday 18 November – 09.00 – 13.00

Registration required

Organised by SENA events, we have a range of off-venue excursions taking place on Monday 18th November.

These include a visit to Althingi – the Icelandic Parliament, a tour of the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sea Swimming, Women’s Employment Walk, a visit to Thingvellir National Park and a Gender Equality Walk.

Please click here to view the description of Excursions, and here to proceed to the registration form where you will be able to book and process payment for them. Please email reykjavik_gfwl@sena.is for any issues registering.

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2018 Women Leaders Global Forum

2018 Conversationists included
  • Abeba Tesfai

    Director, Women Economic Empowerment & Marketing at Enat Bank

  • Afke Schaart

    VP and Head of Europe, Russia and CIS, GSMA

  • Afsaneh Beschloss

    Founder & CEO, RockCreek

  • Alexandra Rogan

    Managing Director, Teneo Intelligence

  • Alina Kessel

    President and CEO, Team P&G at WPP

  • Amy Weaver

    President and member of the executive committee, Salesforce

  • An Capoen

    Member of Belgian House of Representatives and WPL Ambassador

  • Ana Birchall

    Deputy Prime Minister of Romania

  • Ana Maria Costa Freitas

    Rector, University of Évora

  • Andrea Razzaghi

    Deputy Director, NASA Management Office of JPL, NASA

  • Andreja Zabret

    Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

  • Anisha Singh

    Founding Partner, She Capital

  • Anisia Karlo Achieng Olworo

    Member of the National Legislative Assembly of the Republic of South Suda

  • Ann Cairns

    Vice Chairman, Mastercard

  • Anne Tamara-Lorre

    Canadian Ambassador to Iceland

  • Anoosha Shaigan

    Vice President, Courting The Law

  • Antónia Mészáros

    Executive Director, UNICEF Hungary

  • Assita Kanko

    Founder, Polin (the Political Incubator), Special Senior Advisor at WPL

  • Ásta Fjelsted

    CEO Chamber of Commerce, Iceland

  • Ásta Ragnheiður Jóhannesdóttir

    Former President, Parliament of Iceland

  • Ásthildur Margrét Otharsdóttir

    Chairman, Marel

  • Awa Ndiaye

    Resident Representative of UN Women to the DRC for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

  • Ayesha Raza Farooq

    Member of the Senate of Pakistan

  • Azza Bin Sulaiman

    Member of the Federal National Council of the UAE

  • Bani Dugal

    Principal Representative, Baha´i International Community Office

  • Barbi Jenny Pilvre-Storgard

    Member of Estonian House of Representatives

  • Baria Daye

    Operations Officer, The World Bank

  • Beatrice Fihn

    Executive Director of ICAN

  • Béatrice Fresko-Rolfo

    Member of the Conseil National of Monaco

  • Bidemi Zakariyau

    Founder and CEO, LSF|PR

  • Biljana Borzan

    Member of the European Parliamen

  • Bineta Diop

    Founder and President of Femmes Africa Solidarité and the African Union’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security

  • Borge Brende

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway (2013–2017)

  • Bracha Shapira

    Scientist – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

  • Brie Loskota

    Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California

  • Brunna Bastos de Oliveira

    Lawyer/Public Policy Analyst, Coding is for Girls

  • Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir

    Executive Director, Icelandic Women’s Rights Association

  • C.J. Augustine-Kanu

    Ambassador, Embassy of Granada in Brussels

  • Caren Heller

    Chief Scientific Officer, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

  • Caroline Codsi

    President & Founder, Women in Governance

  • Chantal De Jonge

    President at Women In International Security (WIIS)

  • Charlotte Biering

    Women. Fast Forward Strategy Lead, EY

  • Chioma Agwuegbo

    Founder of TechHer

  • Christina Lang

    Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company

  • Christine Bailey

    Chief Marketing Officer, Valitor

  • Christy Tanne

    EVP & GM, CBS Interactive

  • Cindy Franssen

    Senator of Belgium

  • Clare Hutchinson

    Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security at NATO

  • Corinne Bertani

    Member of the Conseil National of Monaco

  • Dalia Leinarte

    Chair of the UN CEDAW Committee

  • Dame Jennifer Smith

    Premier of Bermuda (1998-2003)

  • Danfríður Skarphéðinsdóttir

    Head of Division, Iceland Feminist Initiative

  • David Bernadette Gomina-Pampali

    Vice-President of the Forum of Parliamentary Women

  • David Stewart

    President, Royal University for Women

  • Deborah Disanzo

    General Manager for IBM Watson Health

  • Delia Ferreira Rubio

    Chair of Transparency International, Argentina

  • Deroua Amel

    Member of National People’s Assembly of Algeria & WPL Ambassador

  • Desislava Karapchanska

    Head of Strategic Business Development & Innovation, WATT + VOLT

  • Desy Ratnasari

    Member of the House of Representatives of Indonesia

  • Dhurata Hoxha

    Minister of European Integration of Kosovo

  • Dhurata Tyli

    Member of Parliament of Albania

  • Diana Marrero

    Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy Magazine

  • Diane Wang

    Founder and & CEO, DHGate

  • Dina Kaplan

    Founder of The Path

  • Donatille Mukabalisa

    President of the Chamber of Deputies of Rwanda

  • Donna Leinwand Leger

    Digital Media Leader & Former Managing Director of USA TODAY

  • Dubravka Filipovski

    Member of the National Assembly of Serbia

  • Dubravka Šuica

    Member of the European Parliament

  • Dwie Aroem Hadiatie Alzier

    Member of the House of Representatives of Indonesia

  • Elah Alkalay

    Chair of the board, IWN

  • Eleanor Allen

    CEO of Water for People

  • Elena-Lavinia Craioveanu

    Member of the Senate of Romania

  • Elín Hjálmsdóttir

    VP of Human Resources and Marketing, Eimskip

  • Elisabeth Dension

    Chief Strategy and Talent Officer, Deloitte Germany

  • Ellen A.Attoh

    Member of the House of Representatives of Liberia, WPL Ambassador

  • Elona Hoxha Gjebrea

    Member of Parliament of Albania

  • Emilie Béatrice Epaye

    President of the Forum of Parliamentary Women

  • Emma Codd

    Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte

  • Emon Shakoor

    CEO & Founder of Blossom

  • Esther Mcheka-Chilenje

    First Deputy Speaker of Malawi, WPL Ambassador

  • Eva-Maria Baumer

    Vice President, Corporate Engagement, Mastercard

  • Fabienne Winckel

    Member of the Belgian House of Representatives

  • Faith Matshepo More

    CFO, Public Investment Corporation

  • Felicia Knaul

    First Lady and Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

  • Fjola Helgadottir

    Director and Founder, AI-Therapy

  • Florina-Raluca Presada

    Member of the Senate of Romania

  • Frances Seymour

    Distinguished Senior Fellow – World Resources Institute

  • Gemma Mortensen

    Co-founder, More in Common

  • Georgia Venetsanakos

    VP General Counsel, Hitachi Vantara

  • Giovanie Biha

    Deputy Executive Secretary of United Nations ECA for Knowledge Delivery

  • Guðbjörg Guðmundsdóttir

    Innovation Manager, Marel

  • Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland

  • Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

    President of Iceland

  • Guðrún Jónsdóttir

    Project Manager/Engineer, EFLA consulting engineers

  • Gwen Young

    Director of The Women in Public Service Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

  • Gülsün Saglamer

    President, European Women Rectors Association

  • Hadjira Oumouri

    Member of the Assembly of the Union of Comoros

  • Halee Fischer-Wright

    President and CEO – Medical Group Management Association

  • Halima Dangote

    Executive Director, Dangote Industries Limited

  • Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

    Chair of the Executive Board of WPL

  • Hariyatu Ariana Bangura

    Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone

  • Harpa Þorláksdóttir

    Talent Leader, Deloitte

  • Helén Nilsson

    Director, Nordic Council of Ministers

  • Henrike von Platen

    CEO & Founder of FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab gGmbH

  • Hiba Al-Ali

    CEO & Founder, INNOVATIONS Strategic Management Consulting

  • Hila Levy-Loya

    Salesforce Israel Country Leader, Salesforce

  • Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir

    Founder of Krád Consulting, Entrepreneur & Chair of the Technology Development Fund in Iceland

  • Ibtissame Azzaoui

    Member of the Moroccan Parliament

  • Inbar Chen-Meiri

    International & Governmental Relations Coordinator, The Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women

  • Indra Nooyi

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pepsico

  • Inese Vaidere

    Member of European Parliament from Latvia

  • Inga Beale

    CEO, Lloyd’s

  • Ingibjörg Steinunn Ingjaldsdóttir

    Acting Chairman of the Board, Prentmet

  • Ingrid Pierce

    Global Managing Partners, Walkers

  • Isabel Dos Santos

    Chairperson, Unitel International Holdings BV

  • Isabelle Durant

    Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

  • Iyore Olaye

    Engineer, Innovator, & Philanthropist, IyoreNoelle INC.

  • Jackie Hunt

    Member of Allianz Management Board

  • Jayasree Iyer

    Executive Director at Access to Medicine Foundation

  • Jean Augustine

    President, Centre For Young Women’s Empowerment

  • Jennifer Allen Simons

    President, The Simons Foundation Canada

  • Jennifer Hauseman

    Director of Communication and Information Management, International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Jennifer Rademaker

    Executive Vice President of Global Customer Delivery, Mastercard

  • Jewel Taylor

    President of the Senate of Liberia, Member of the WPL Executive Board

  • Jie Xia

    Vice Minister, All-China Women’s Federation

  • Jónína Björk Vilhjálmsdóttir

    Director – Marketing and Communication, EFLA verkfræðistofa

  • José Manuel Barroso

    Non-Executive Chairman, – Goldman Sachs.; President,- EU Commission (2004-2014), Member of the WPL Global Advisory Board

  • Julian Kirchherr

    Senior Associate at McKinsey & Company

  • Juliane Bogner-Strauss

    Federal Minister for Women, Families and Youth of Austria

  • Juliane Hilf

    Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • Julie Gerberding

    EVP and Chief Patient Officer, Merck & Co., Inc

  • Julie Linn Teigland

    Regional Managing Partner – Germany, Switzerland, Austria, EY

  • Julie Wiah

    Member of the House of Representatives of Liberia

  • June Osborne

    The Bishop of Llandaff, The Church in Wales

  • Kakha Shengelia

    President of International Association of University Presidents

  • Kalsoom Perven

    Senator, Senate of Pakistan

  • Karin Lutz

    Lead Partner Global Strategy & Analysis and Women, EY

  • Kate O’Connell

    Member of the Dáil Éireann

  • Katharina Borchert

    Chief Innovation Officer, Mozilla

  • Katherine Forbes-Smith

    President of the Senate of The Bahamas

  • Kathy Hudson

    People-Centered Research Foundation

  • Katinka Brose

    Senior Strategy Agent, FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab

  • Katrín Olga Jóhannesdóttir

    Chairman – Chamber of Commerce, Iceland

  • Kelly Cooper

    Innovation Strategist, EY

  • Kevin Lu

    Chairman of Asia Partners Group

  • Khetrapral Singh

    World Health Office Regional Director, South-East Asia

  • Klodiana Spahiu

    Member of Parliament of Albania

  • Kristin Olafsdottir

    Filmmaker, Klikk Productions

  • Kristin S. Hjálmtýsdóttir

    CEO, Icelandic Red Cross

  • Krutika Katrat

    Co-founder and Chief Acquisition Officer, Impetus Wellness Pvt. Ltd.

  • Kwiri Yang

    Founder/CEO of LifeGyde

  • Laura Miller

    Global CIO, IHG

  • Laura Ross

    Chair, CWP Canada Region

  • Layla Dong

    Founder & CEO, Blockshine Technology Corp.

  • Leena Al Olaimy

    Co-Founder & Managing Director, 3BL Associates.

  • Leena Patel

    Global Platforms Lead, Deloitte

  • Linda Jonsdottir

    CFO, Marel

  • Louise Flanagan

    General Counsel, Legal Department at Investment & Development Office, Government of Ras Al Khaimah

  • Lucila Crexell

    Member of the Senate of Argentina

  • Lydia Ogden

    Associate Vice President, Global Enterprise Policy, MSD

  • Maalfrid Brath

    Managing Director Norway, ManpowerGroup

  • Magnea Hjálmarsdóttir

    Managing Director – Icelandair Hotels

  • Maja Gojkovic

    Speaker of the National Assembly of Serbia

  • Mandy Pooler

    CMO, Kantar

  • Manuela Kasper-Claridge

    Senior Head Business & Science, Deutsche Welle

  • Margo Goodhand

    Author/Director/Speaker, MGO Media

  • Mari Kiviniemi

    Deputy Secretary General OECD, former Prime Minister of Finland

  • Maria Hjorth

    CEO, Mercer Denmark

  • Maria Ivanova

    Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Maria Rotheiser-Scotti

    Austrian Ambassador to Denmark and Iceland

  • MARIANA FRENK KNAUL

    Student Advocate

  • Marianne Tellier

    Co founder & Board Chair, WoMena

  • Marie Médiatrice Izabiliza

    Member of the Parliament of Rwanda

  • Marisol Casado

    President of the International Triathlon Union and Member of the IOC

  • Marlene Malahoo Forte

    Attorney General of Jamaica & Member of Parliament

  • Mary Fox

    CEO, Marlow

  • Mats Granryd

    Director General, GSMA

  • Megan Goulding

    Lawyer, National Council for Civil Liberties

  • Meghan Stevenson-Krausz

    Programme Director, Spark

  • Michelle Harrison

    Global CEO, Kantar Public/WPP

  • Michelle Milford Morse

    Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, UN Foundation

  • Michelle Tang

    Project Coordinator, Clients and Markets, Deloitte Central Europe

  • Mireille Clapot

    Member of the National Assembly of France

  • Mireille Tushiminina

    Executive Director, African Development Solution Labs

  • Mònica Bonell Tuset

    Deputy Síndic General

  • Nahla Valji

    Senior Gender Advisor at Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations

  • Nancie Fernandez

    Principal, Deloitte

  • Nancy Fernandez

    Managing Director, Deloitte

  • Narantuya Zagdkhuu

    Member of the State Great Hural of Mongolia

  • Nasreen Awal

    Vice Chairperson of the Multimode Group

  • Nasreen Fatema Awal

    Founder President, Women Entrepreneur Association of Bangladesh

  • Natalia Korolevska

    Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Former Minister of Social Polic

  • Natalia Latimer

    Executive Engagement, Salesforce

  • Natalia Malleus

    Member of Estonian Parliament, Estonian Parliament

  • Nayé Bathily

    Head of Global Parliamentary Relations, World Bank Group

  • Nayla Al Khaja

    CEO, Nayla Al Khaja Films LLC

  • Nicola Reindorp

    Deputy Executive Director, Crisis Action, United Kingdom

  • Nikolina Angelkova

    Bulgarian Minister of Tourism

  • Njomëza Zejnullahu

    Political adviser, Ministry of European Integration

  • Norma Kraay

    Managing Partner of Talent, Deloitte

  • Nurhayati Ali Assegaf

    Member of Parliament, Member of the WPL Executive Board & WPL Ambassador for the House of Representatives of Indonesia

  • Patricia Ahanda

    Deputy Mayor, Mairie de Champigny sur Marne

  • Patricia Deyton

    Senior Adviser; Former Ex. Director, Council of Women World Leaders

  • Paul Martindale

    Design Director, Kantar

  • Paula Cox

    Premier of Bermuda (2010-2012)

  • Pearly Chen

    Chief of Staff to the CEO & Chair of HTC

  • Petra Laux

    Head of Public Affairs Policy, Novartis

  • Philippa White

    Senior Area Vice President, Salesforce

  • Poonam Khetrapal Singh

    Regional Director, WHO

  • Rachel Lau

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, RHL Ventures

  • Ragna Árnadóttir

    Deputy CEO, National Power Company of Iceland

  • Rahila Magsi

    Member of the Senate of Pakistan

  • Rahini Rau

    Senior Resident Medical Officer, Kauvery Hospital

  • Rainu Kaushal

    Chair, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Rangita de Silva de Alwis

    Associate Dean of International Affairs at University of

    Pennsylvania Law School and Special Adviser to the President of Wellesley College on Women’s Leadership

  • Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga

    Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda

  • Rebecca Wata

    President/CEO, FC Floor center Group of Companies

  • Reem Al-Ghanim

    Head of Division, Saudi Aramco

  • Reem Osman

    CEO, Saudi German Hospital Dubai

  • Reem Younes

    Co-Founder of Alpha Omega

  • Rita Singh

    Associate Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Rohini Rau

    Senior Resident Medical Officer, Kauvery Hospital

  • Rosalia Arteaga

    Rosalia Arteaga, President of Ecuador (1997)

  • Rose Beaumont

    Senior Vice President Communications Europe, Mastercar

  • Rozália-Ibolya Biro

    Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania

  • Rustonlyn Dennis

    Member of the House of Representatives of Liberia

  • Ruta Lynikaite

    Senior Marketing Manager, Europe, Russia and CIS, GSMA

  • Saadia Zahidi

    Head of Education, Gender and Work, Member of Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum

  • Safak Pavey

    Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, WPL Special Advisor

  • Sahil Tesfu

    Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company

  • Sandra uwiringiyimana

    Sandra Uwiringiyimana, Author & Co-Founder of the Jimbere Fund

  • Sania Nishtar

    Founder and President, Heartfile

  • Sara Pantuliano

    Managing Director – Overseas Development Institute – UK

  • Sarah Adwoa Safo

    Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement

  • Sarika Kulkarni

    Managing Trustee, Raah Foundation

  • Seema Bansal

    Co-Founder, Venus Et Fleur

  • Shannon Graham

    Director, Navigant

  • Shanu S.P. Hinduja

    Chair, Hinduja Bank

  • Shelly Batra

    President & CoFounder, Operation ASHA

  • Shweta Rajpal Kohli

    Director of Government Affairs in India & South Asia, Salesforce

  • Sigurður Páll Hauksson

    CEO, Deloitte

  • Sihame Arbib

    President, Victory Capital & Advisory

  • Silje Hjemdal

    Member of the Parliament of Norway

  • Silvana Koch-Mehrin

    President of WPL

  • Sister Jayanti Kirpalani

    European Director, Brahma Kumaris

  • Sofia Couto da Rocha

    CEO & President of the Commission of IT in Health, SkinSoul & Portuguese Health Parliament

  • Solveigh Hieronimus

    Partner at McKinsey & Company

  • SONJA SCHENKEL

    Artist – Enterpreneur, Paititi Lab

  • Sreerupa Chowdhury

    Founder, CEO and Director, Lawfarm & Bribehackers

  • Stefana Miladinovic

    Member of the National Assembly of Serbia

  • Stefanía Guðrún Halldórsdóttir

    Executive Vice President, The National Power Company of Iceland

  • Steingrímur J. Sigfússon

    Speaker of the Althingi (Parliament of Iceland)

  • Stella Samúelsdóttir

    Executive Director, National Committee of UN Women in Iceland

  • Susan Bincoletto

    Canadian Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

  • Susann Keohane

    Global Leader for the Aging Initiative, IBM

  • Susannah Wellford

    President and Founder of Running Start

  • Suzana Lep Šimenko

    Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

  • Tala Al Jabri

    Board Director, Ento Capital

  • Tanit Koch

    Editor in Chief of Bild (2016-18)

  • Tejal Gandhí

    Chief Clinical and Safety Officer -Institute of Healthcare Improvement, USA

  • Terri Cooper

    Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte

  • Thuso Mbedu

    Actress

  • Toiu Oana

    Founder and General Manager, Social Innovation Solutions

  • Ulrika Lindberg

    EVP Service, Marel

  • Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir

    Former Speaker, Parliament of Iceland

  • Urgamal Azat

    Founder, Board Director, Oddariya Foundation

  • Vanessa Grant

    Global Shapers, Global Shapers Community

  • Verena Kantel

    Head Pharma Health Policy International, Bayer AG

  • Verlaine-Diane Soobroydoo

    Policy Adviser on Women, Peace and Security Coordinator | African Women Leaders Network

  • Veronica Sesay

    Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone

  • Veronika Remišová

    Member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic

  • Victoria Budson

    Founding Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University

  • Viðar Þorkelsson

    CEO, Valitor

  • Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

    President of Iceland (1980-1996)

  • Yasmeen Silva

    Senior Field Organizer, Beyond the Bomb

  • Yasmine Mohammed Prest

    Entrepreneur

  • Zainab Bangura

    Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General, Member of the WPL Global Advisory Board

  • Zouera Youssoufou

    CEO, Aliko Dangote Foundation

  • Åsa Lindestam

    First Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Parliament

  • Åslaug Sem-Jacobsen

    Member of the Parliament of Norway and WPL Ambassador

  • Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir

    Minister of Industry and Innovation of Iceland

  • Þórey Vilhjálmsdóttir

    Director, Capacent