The Power of Women: A Conversation with the Honorable Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
Keywords:Iceland, female heads of state, women, gender equity, education, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
Riane Eisler interviews Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, president of Iceland from 1980 to 1996, at her home in Iceland, about equality and partnership. The nation of Iceland got its independence from the kingdom of Denmark in 1944; in its infancy as a democracy, Icelanders elected a single divorced mother as their head of state, which gained world attention. She was the world‘s first democratically elected woman president, and the longest-serving. Since then she has been a leader in Iceland and internationally, with the Council of Women World Leaders, UNESCO, The Club of Madrid, and The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding at the University of Iceland.
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