Women Political Leaders Summit 2021:
Building Forward. Women Political Leaders
Determining the New Normal

The past one and a half years have been a turning point in human history. Living in these challenging times has made it clear that there is no going back. We need to build forward and move towards a new reality, a new normal and a better world for all. This year, the Women Political Leaders Summit 2021 will gather outstanding leaders from around the globe who will share their solutions. 

Co-chaired by Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Women Political Leaders Summit 2021 will highlight the critical role of women leaders in determining the new normal. The need for change is urgent, and the time to act is now.

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Summit Statements

Programme

Monday 21 June
14:00 CEST

Speakers

Christine Lagarde

France

Since November 2019, Christine Lagarde has been the President of the European Central Bank. Between 2011 and 2019, she served as the eleventh Managing Director…
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Åsa Lindestam

Sweden

Åsa Lindestam, the First Deputy Speaker represents the constituency of Gavleborg County and has been a member of the Riksdag since 2002. Among other appointments,…
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Eritrea

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General for a five-year term by  WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May…
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Hafsat Abiola

Nigeria

A committed humanist, Hafsat Abiola is the president of Women in Africa Initiative, the foremost platform organizing the continent’s leading women into a force for…
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Partners

WPL would like to share a special thank you to the variety of partners who are supporting the Women Political Leaders Summit 2021. These partners lend their expertise to reach a society where representation is the rule and parity is the goal. Their contributions are critical to the Women Political Leaders Summit’s development and they are valuable contributors to WPL’s mission.

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Disclaimer: Statements delivered at Women Political Leaders Summit 2021 reflect the views and opinions of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Women Political Leaders.