The POWER TOGETHER: Reykjavik Summit 2019 is be the second roundtable of extraordinary women leaders. Women who have reached the highest echelons of leadership and influence in their countries, Presidents, Prime Ministers and special guests addressed the most complex challenges of our times. The POWER TOGETHER: Reykjavik Summit 2019 expanded on the outcomes of the Women […]
2020 marks the beginning of a new decade with important milestones which can change society, for the better. International organisations need to get ready for the challenge. The startling results of the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders 2019 call for a new focus.Following her precious work as Chair of the WPL Board, Hanna Birna […]
In 2020 the world is approaching a number of “tipping points” – planetary, economic, social and political – that have deep implications for the future. WPL’s activities strive to ensure women seize the momentum and join pivotal discussions. The sobering finding of the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2020, reveals that gender parity […]
Women Political Leaders (WPL), with the support of Vifor Pharma, has produced an overview of responses to a healthcare issue that demonstrates an astounding lack of gender-sensitive awareness – the impact of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia on women. The ensuing repercussions have also been shown to adversely affect economies and healthcare systems. Iron […]
It’s time for change. It’s time for girls and women to lead the world with brains and hearts. For change to happen, we must connect today’s leaders with girls – the next generation of leaders. #Girl2Leader is an initiative launched by the Women Political Leaders (WPL).Lead like a girl!
Global Advisory Board
Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor
Dr. Nurhayati Ali Assegaf
Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir
Chair, Nobel Women’s Initiative and 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
José Manuel Barroso
Chairman, Goldman Sachs International. President of the European Commission (2004-2014). Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004).
Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank
Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders. Commissioner of the City of Seattle Women’s Commission.
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. President of Chile (2006-2010 and 2014-2018).
Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO) (2005-2013). European Commissioner for Trade (1999-2004). Honorary President of the “Paris & Berlin-based Think tank Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute”. Chief of Cabinet to the President of the European Commission (1984-1994).
Head of the Ibero-American Secretariat. United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (2010-2014), Vice President of Costa Rica (1994-1998).
President of Ecuador (1997)
President & Founder of the Women Political Leaders (WPL)