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Photo: Golli. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir .

Prime Minister Katrín Among World’s Most Influential Women

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir is one of the 20 most influential women in the world, according to Australia’s CEO Magazine. The media outlet featured her in an list of “women around the world who have made their mark but continue to fight for the rights of their less fortunate sisters.” The article praises Katrín as a champion of women’s rights.

The magazine quotes an article on gender equality Katrín wrote for the World Economic Forum, where she emphasised the importance of well-funded, shared parental leave in addressing systematic gender discrimination. “If men are as likely to take a break from work to care for children, this structural discrimination diminishes,” Katrín wrote. “Many female politicians in Iceland would never have got where we are today if it wasn’t for childcare and parental leave. I am an excellent example of that.”

Katrín is in good company on the list, which also features Amal Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, and Melinda Gates, among others.

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