RPS Partnership speaking at the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders

Posted: 06/11/2020

What is the Global Forum?

Between the 9th and the 11th November, the Reykjavík Global Forum – Women Leaders, will take place. Hundreds of leaders from all over the world will join the interactive digital conference. Panels, keynotes, fireside chats and interviews on the Conversation Stage will be web-streamed on CBS News, addressing the most pressing global issues.

What does the Forum aim to achieve?

Envisioned in a year of monumental anniversaries for gender equality and development, the Reykjavik Global Forum, Women Leaders, will be co-hosted by WPL and the Government and Parliament of Iceland, and certainly has the potential to play a pivotal role in advancing female leadership.

Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir, Chair of the Reykjavik Global Forum, Women Leaders underscores the need for such an opportunity in times of uncertainty:

"Not only can the Reykjavik Global Forum provide an excellent opportunity for women leaders to convene during the year’s fourth quarter and make a vital contribution to advancing society and the status of the world in 2020, but it can also lay the foundations for future transformative action led by women in the years to come."

The Reykjavik Global Forum 2020 provides an excellent opportunity for women leaders to continue the work that they are doing to alleviate suffering during this pandemic and the work that they are doing to advance women’s leadership and equality worldwide. It provides a unique and significant occasion for women leaders to connect across sectors, to take stock of the new reality created by the pandemic, to share solutions for fostering greater parity in decision-making, and to shape sustainable pathways that can help societies worldwide to ‘build back better’. With a diligent awareness of ongoing developments, the Reykjavik Global Forum, Women Leaders is prepared to make a vital contribution to advancing society and the status quo both in 2020 and beyond. 

Like so many adversities, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women, and yet the ways in which we confront the pandemic can also serve as steps toward realising more equal and resilient societies.

RPS Partnership is invited to speak

The NDI (National Democratic Institute) who aim to play a crucial role in ‘Changing the Face of Politics’ are hosting a ‘Leader Talk’ workshop at the Forum and had invited Cath Mossom, RPS Partnership's Head of Traning, to speak about her vast experience in the field of safety and security. Unfortuantely Cath will now be unable to make the date and has asked Caroline Neil, MD RPS Partnership to stand in. 

Caroline  says

"I am delighted to be asked by Cath to stand in for her. Cath and I together have been working for many years to try to keep female travellers safe. We are both passionate about discreet security and have worked hard over the years to ensure that security for high profile women works in a way that allows them to live their lives without the "Burly Bodyguard" look. RPS Partnership and all of its trainers are advocates of empowering women to take ownership of their own security, so they can live with the threat rather than try to eliminate it.

Other key speakers

The Forum also looks forward to welcoming leading Conversationists. Including:

  • Former US Secretary of State (2009-2013) - Hilary Clinton
  • Former Professional Tennis Player - Caroline Wozniacki
  • Current President of Iceland – Guoni Thorlacius Jóhannesson
  • Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Melinda Gates
  • And many many more key figures…

Caroline will be speaking at The Safety Planning for Women in Politics and Public Life Virtual Workshop which will run from 1500-1630hrs EST (1900-2030hrs UTC) on 11/11/20

The entire Forum will be streamed live on CBS News more details to follow…

For more information, please follow the link to the Reykjavik Global Forum Programme here

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