Sigríður María Egilsdóttir, winner of Morfís 2013 , a national public speaking competition for junior colleges in Iceland, and advocate for gender equality, gave one of the closing speeches in the BBC’s inaugural 100 Women conference in London on Friday.
Sigríður said that while Iceland performs better than other countries in the gender gap report, there are still many struggles lying ahead. She also spoke about the importance of education for women around the world.
“Although it may seem impossible to change outdated rules that stop girls being educated … our world is ruled by little else than thoughts and ideas, and therefore it is within our power to change it,” she stated.
Sigríður was among the speakers at the TEDx Reykjavík held earlier this year.
Click here to watch Sigríður’s speech on the BBC.