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The WPL Annual Global Summit

In Harpa next four years

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland with Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, president of Althing and Silvana Koch-Mehrin, founder of WPL, Global Forum

The Government of Iceland and the Icelandic Parliament have made an agreement with WPL,Women Political Lea­ders, Global For­um to host The WPL Annual Global Summit in Iceland annually the next four years.

The WPL Annual Global Summit will be held in Harpa in Reykjavík annually in November 2018 to 2021.

The Women Political Leaders Global Forum (WPL) is the global network of female politicians. The mission of WPL is to increase both the number and the influence of women in political leadership positions.

WPL members are women in political office – Ministers, Members of Parliaments, Mayors. Membership is free and members are honoured by their participation. WPL strives in all its activities to demonstrate the impact of more women in political leadership, for the global better. To accelerate, women need three things: communication, connection, community. At WPL, optimising the power of communication and connection builds new communities of knowledge for women political leaders everywhere. WPL believes that progress happens by convening women political leaders who have the drive and the influence to create positive change. Different communities function under the umbrella of WPL: Women in Parliaments (WIP), Women European Leaders (WEL), Women Government Leaders (WGL) and Women Mayors International (WMI).

WPL is an independent, international, post-partisan and not-for-profit foundation based in Reykjavik, Iceland (the world champion of gender equality). Silvana Koch-Mehrin is the Founder and President of the WPL Foundation.