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Highlights from Reykjavik Global Forum 2020

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This week, Salesforce was proud to participate as an Impact Partner for the third year with the Women Political Leader’s Reykjavik Global Forum – Women Leaders 2020

The Forum came at a particularly relevant time as the world grapples with questions of leadership amid global tensions and the coronavirus pandemic. The event featured more than a dozen former Presidents and VPs, and 700 conversationalists from other leading business and civil society voices.

The delegation from Salesforce included Amy Weaver, President and Chief Legal Officer; Neelie Kroes, Salesforce Board Member; Charlotte Kirby, VP Global Strategic Relations; Molly Ford, VP, Global Equality Programs; Teresa Verthein, Head of Government Affairs, LATAM; and Angelique De Vries-Schipperijm, EVP and CEO Northern Europe. 

Weaver participated in a panel alongside Lopa Banerjee, Civil Society Division & Executive Coordinator, Generation Equality Forum, UN Women, Anika Jane Dorothy, Convener, Young Women in Political Parties Leadership KE; East Africa Coordinator, AMPLIFY GIRLS, and Grammy-award winning Singer-Songwriter, Angelique Kidjo. 

The discussion focused on how leadership positions across all sectors can highlight the importance of diverse and intergenerational leadership. 

“My biggest advice to the generation equality comes down to one word – impatience. We need impatience,” said Weaver.

Amy Weaver
Panelists highlighted the need for diverse leadership

Kirby hosted a leaders talk alongside Kroes, where delegates came together to discuss what COVID-19 means for women in the workplace and what organizations need to do to address the potential setback the pandemic could present. 

“We’re all approaching this with one mission: how do we as individual collaborators come together to solve a significant crisis that has set back decades of work on women empowerment,” said Kirby. Kirby is seen below:

Charlotte Kirby

To view sessions from the event, including Weaver’s, visit the event’s YouTube page