Iceland’s First Lady Eliza Reid will be a guest at the White House in Washington today, where she will have a private meeting with First Lady of the United States Jill Biden. The occasion is a special event marking Equal Pay Day, a day meant to raise awareness of and help eradicate the gender pay gap. Eliza will also take part in the Taste of Iceland Festival in Washington later this week.
Eliza is a fitting guest for Equal Pay Day, having recently published a book on gender equality and feminism in Iceland called Secrets of the Sprakkar, about “a small island nation, the women who live there, and how they are changing the world,” according to the book’s subtitle. Eliza spoke to Iceland Review about feminism and the book in our latest issue.