“It’s not a women’s issue, it’s a societal one – and the solution to a lot of things”
She eats breakfast with the eight world leaders to discuss gender equality. She is invited to The World Economic Forum in Davos, because she has demonstrated that gender equality give rise to economic wealth and psychical welfare. Her name is Katja Iversen and she is the president of Women Deliver, a global advocate for gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women.
“We have left the first ten footprints, but we still got a 100 more to tread”
Katja Iversen is proud of Women Deliver for helping put gender quality, and girls and women’s health and rights on a big and international agenda. More personally, she is honoured to have become a role model for a lot of girls and women. She has showed them that it is possible to be at the centre of political power without succumbing to others’ idea of what a woman should look like or how she should behave. Fundamentally, she is leaving her footprints by succeeding exactly as the person she wants to be, not how conventions would have her.
“You can put almost anyone in front of me, and I will be neither intimidated nor astonished – just respectful”.