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Women leaders will convene in Veröld – House of Vigdís on Tuesday evening, 19 November, at 20:00 to discuss women, leadership and the sustainability of languages and cultures. 

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland, Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia, Dalia Grybauskaitė, former President of Lithuania and Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of the UNU-Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme, will take part in the panel discussion. 

The event is open to the public and is free of charge. The event is  held in conjunction with The Reykjavík Global Forum Women Leaders, by the University of Iceland, the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute and the Council of Women World Leaders. 

Program:

Welcome
Dr. Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Professor, Director of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute

Introductory words

Dr. Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland 

Panel Discussion
H.E. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland
H.E. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Former President of Iceland
H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė, Former President of Lithuania and Chair Emerita of the Council of Women World Leaders
H.E. Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia
Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, Associate Professor, Director of the UNU-Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme at the University of Iceland

Moderator: Ólöf Ragnarsdóttir, Journalist at the National Broadcasting Service.

Live stream of the event will be available here

The event is held in conjunction with The Reykjavík Global Forum Women Leaders. 

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