Reykjavik Iceland, November 28-30 2017
Women Political Leaders Annual Global Summit
On November 29, 2017, H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of Lithuania and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders (CWWL) held the largest meeting of women Presidents and Prime Ministers in CWWL's history during the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Annual Global Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland.
President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, Former President of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Former Prime Minister of Canada, Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, Former Premier of Bermuda, Paula Cox, Former President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, Former Prime Minister of Finland, Mari Kiviniemi, Former Prime Minister of Netherlands Antilles, Maria Liberia- Peters, Former Prime Minister of Slovakia, Iveta Radičová, Former Premier of Bermuda, Jennifer Smith, Former Prime Minister of Senegal, Aminata Touré, and CWWL Secretary General, Laura Liswood met to discuss Council’s activities and to honor the world’s first democratically elected woman President and co-founder of the CWWL, former President of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.
The Council of Women World Leaders called upon governments, civil society, and organizations around the world to redouble their efforts and political will to value women as leaders and to encourage women to take part in the political process. Women must be at the heart of decision-making on all issues and in all sectors and at the table.
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