The WPL Annual Global Summit 2017 is hosted, in cooperation with the Althingi – Iceland’s Parliament – and the Government of Iceland. It takes place at Harpa November 29-30.
This high-level conference is a unique gathering of women political leaders as it brings together at least 250 female political leaders from all over the world. Past WPL Annual Global Summits have each attracted several hundred female Parliamentarians and other senior politicians to Amman (Jordan) Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Mexico City (Mexico), Kigali (Rwanda) and the European Parliament (Brussels).
The WPL Annual Global Summit 2017 – titled, “We Can Do It!” – applauds the political action of Iceland, which demonstrates that gender equality does not have to remain a theory, but can become reality. In this spirit, the WPL Annual Global Summit provides the forum for exchange on best practices around the globe: leadership, legislation and political agenda-setting that creates results. The Summit will take place under the special aegis of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, who is among the distinguished participants.
The event takes place in collaboration with the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL), whose Chair, President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, will convene CWWL’s network of women Prime Ministers and Presidents.
The Twitter hashtag for this summit: #WPLsummit.