Video from Gender Equality Conference

The Icelandic-American Chamber of Commerce and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the American Scandinavian Foundation and the Consulate General of Iceland in New York organized a conference on gender equality on May 1st.  The conference was well attended and is hopefully just the beginning of a larger and longer future dialogue between women and men in Iceland and the US.

Below you will find videos of presentations and panel discussion from the conference.
Video 1

Includes welcoming remarks from Jón Sigurðsson, Chairman IACC, President and CEO, Össur, opening remarks from Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and a talk by Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir, Director, The Centre for Gender Equality, Iceland.


Video 2

Includes a talk by Deborah Gillis, President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst NYC and Panel on gender equality issues in both countries and a panel discussion with Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir, Deborah Gillis and Ambassador Gréta Gunnarsdóttir, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations.  Moderator was Lisa Kassenaar, Editor at Large, Global Women's Coverage, Bloomberg.

 Video 3

Includes a talk by Susan Phillips Bari, Womans Presidents Organization and a panel discussion on challenges facing women in business with Susan Phillips Bari, Herdís Fjeldsted, The Enterprise Investment Fund and Guðbjörg Glóð Logadóttir, Founder and CEO, Fylgifiskar.  Moderator was Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Video 4

Includes introduction by Edward P. Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, AFS and closing remarks by the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson as well as remarks from Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Iceland and the Managing Director of the Icelandic American Chamber of Commerce.




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